Most of us have heard that too much hat-wearing or poor circulation to the scalp can cause hair loss. These causes all have been proven to be myths, and the real causes of hair loss are stress, health, and hormones.
Stress can cause your hair to literally fall out. Usually, the hair loss occurs 3 months after you’ve gone through the stressful period. Then you will need another 3 months after you begin losing hair for your hair growth to begin again (if the stress has been diffused). Your body’s built-in healing process considers your emotional problem so important, that it ignores your hair putting it into a resting phase. This resting phase is known as Telogen Effluvium. Stress can also trigger genetic hair loss. If you’re already losing hair stress will cause you to lose hair even faster. So stress plays a big role in hair loss, keep your blood pressure down!
Health is also a factor in hair loss. Damaged blood vessel linings can inhibit your hair growth. This is because these blood vessel linings normally produce endothelium-derived relaxing factors (E.D.R.F.) or nitric oxide (N.O.). Studies also show that there is a strong relationship between people with heart disease experiencing hair loss. Also, diabetics have a higher risk of experiencing hair loss.
Lastly, male hormones called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is known to be the most common reason for male pattern hair loss. DHT is produced from testosterone which is produced by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT has a very high affinity being up to ten times more potent than testosterone. Your DHT hormones can be balanced which medication, these medications will resurrect your hair follicles bringing them out of their resting phase and your hair will begin to grow again. The most popular hair loss medication is Propecia, Propecia can be bought through the online pharmacy I will link to at the bottom of this article. An imbalance of DHT triggers an autoimmune response in pattern loss, which initiates an attack on your hair follicles. Gradually your hair follicles will become inflamed putting your hair in a resting phase which causes hair to only fall out not grow.
Half of the men and women in just the U.S. suffer from hair loss. The good news is hair loss is no longer something you have to live with. There are many treatments out there, some will correct the imbalance of DHT in your body to allow you to grow your own hair again, some simply need patience or counseling, and of course, you can turn to expensive hair transplant surgery. But why get to this point, just know the three factors that cause hair loss and your chances of having a full head of hair, go way up!