Unveiling The Causes Of Hair Loss In Men
September 21, 2020
The chances that your hair would regrow without taking the right actions is one in a trillion.
If you are however bothered about how to correct this and restore the lushness and fullness of your hair, check here.
The reason why hair may not grow back on its own is that it’s a genetic issue and most times require medical attention.
Let’s dive right into the causes of thinning hair in men:
- Family Traits: trace down your family lineage and if at one point, you had or still have a bald relative then it’s more likely you suffer the same fate.
Androgenic alopecia, a condition where the hairline of men begins to recede mostly due to aging is the usual cause of hair loss in men.
- Telogen effluvium: This is a reversible condition where the hair enters a resting stage. Telogen is the opposite of angen (the phase where hairs are actively growing).
Telogen is usually triggered by stress events ranging from physical trauma, psychological trauma, or anything that just stresses you.
- Anagen effluvium: Like I earlier stated that anagen is the phase where hairs grow but don’t be amused that thinning of hair could equally arise during this growth stage.
Men who are undergoing chemotherapy or who have autoimmune disorders are prone to this type of hair loss.
- Ringworm: Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact with an infected person. The lesion caused by this infection forms the shape of a ring. Hence the reason for its name.
The scalp area affected by this disease is usually free of hair.
The best way to avoid contracting this disease is to maintain proper hygiene at all times.
- Poor Nutritional Diet: intake of meals that are lacking nutrients like Biotin, Iron, or Protein could make you prone to loss of hair.
The hair itself is made of keratin, so when protein intakes are low, the protein stores would be low and this negatively impacts the availability of the protein-keratin. inadvertently, this results in hair that is weaker and pulls off easily.
- Drugs: the type of drugs you take have a way they influence your hair growth. Generally, drugs against acne and depression have been found to result in loss of hair.
Whenever this occurs, take time out to visit your Doctor to place you on a different medication or tweak your dosage to an amount that would not negatively impact your health.
- Trichotillomania: This is a condition where one has a behavioral tendency to pull off one’s hair. The treatment is usually to resist the urge to do so. This involves identifying the situations that would push one to pull at one’s hair and then avoiding entirely.
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It is perfectly normal to lose hair on a daily basis, you may begin to worry when the rate at which it pulls off is greater than the rate at which it regrows. It is also normal to lose about 100 hairs in a day.