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Hair Loss Causes

Hair loss is a common dermatological condition that affects both men and women of all ages. Healthy hair is a sign of a healthy body. It is well known that hair fall causes unpleasant psychological and emotional effects for both men and women.

More than just how you think or feel how your hair looks can be the first sign of hair loss. Several medical conditions could result in hair loss. The majority of people have severe hair loss as a result of their stressful lifestyle, poor diet, family history, and other factors like pregnancy, and hair styling, which are also the reasons for hair fall in women. Premature baldness must be carefully examined because it is more common than ever.

The most common cause of hair loss as people age is considered to be heredity. However, there are many other causes of hair fall some of these are explained below:

Causes of Hair Loss




As people age, almost everyone experiences hair loss and thinning. The way our body slows down with age, so do our hair cells. According to a study by the National Library Of Medicine (NLM), age may also contribute to general hair thinning. Age is certainly one of the common reasons for thinning hair.

Heredity or Family history


Genetic conditions are also one of the common causes of hair loss. Androgenic alopecia is also known as male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. It is one of the common reasons for hair loss in men and it normally occurs as a receding hairline and bald spots. Whereas for women, it develops as thinning hair at the scalp's crown. This is believed to be one of the most important reasons for balding.

Nutritional Deficiencies


According to a research study by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), it is one of the most often main reasons for hair loss in India. The main contributor to hair loss is iron deficiency (anemia), which is followed by a lack of protein. Nutrient deficiency may also result from improper nutrient absorption which in turn can affect the hair growth cycle. This is one of the most common causes of sudden hair loss and hair shedding reasons.

Hormonal Changes


The hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, PCOS, and thyroid issues are just a few of the situations that can result in permanent or temporary hair loss. Hormonal imbalances associated with disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are reasons for hair loss in women. PCOS is one of the important reasons for hair thinning causes in women.



Infection can damage the scalp and may lead to hair loss. This occurs when yeast, fungus, or bacteria affect the hair follicles. Scaling, redness, and bumps may be visible. Itching or even pain may be felt in the scalp.



A lot of stress can be a key contributor to hair loss. It is unknown how exactly this cause of hair loss works. Several months after a physical or emotional trauma, many people start to notice hair thinning. This cause of hair loss typically results in temporary hair loss.



Dandruff is a flaky, inflammatory skin condition on the scalp that prevents healthy blood flow and nutrients to the hair, which can lead to hair loss.



Nicotine (tobacco) causes blood vessels to constrict and prevents the flow of blood to your hair follicles. Your hair development cycle is thrown off when the blood flow to your hair follicles is reduced. As a result, smoking is a major contributor to hair loss.



Some medications, including those for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart issues, gout, and high blood pressure, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

Excessive Hair Styling


Excessive styling and tight-pulling hairstyles like pigtails and cornrows can result in traction alopecia, a type of hair loss. Permanent hair dye and hot oil treatments can both make hair brittle and fall out. Scarring could cause hair loss to become permanent.

Understanding the specific cause of hair loss is crucial for implementing effective treatment or preventive measures. If experiencing significant hair loss, consulting with a homeopathic hair doctor is recommended to determine the underlying cause and explore suitable treatment options.

Medically Reviewed

Dr. Bhavneet Kaur
Experience: 17+ years


  • B.H.M.S (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences)

  • FCHD (Fellowship in Homeopathic Dermatologist - Mumbai)


What are the best treatment options to stop hair fall?

Homeopathy treatment for hair fall is the most preferred and recommended solution to stop hair loss. Homeopathy treatment targets the root cause of the hair concern, after carefully analyzing the patient's history and considering their lifestyle, sensitivities, and the severity of the hair loss. Post the consultation Our hair doctors along with homeopathy also suggest internationally approved aesthetic hair treatments for enhanced results.

What causes a woman to lose hair?

Several different conditions can cause hair loss. Pregnancy, thyroid conditions, and anemia are some of the most common causes of hair loss in women. Autoimmune disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and skin illnesses like psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis are other causes of hair loss.

What ailments cause hair loss or are the causes of hair loss?

Hair loss may be caused by medical conditions such as lupus, syphilis, thyroid disease, an imbalance in hormones, or a severe nutritional deficiency, particularly a lack of protein, iron, and zinc can contribute to hair loss.

Can a deficiency in vitamin “D” lead to hair loss?

New hair development may be slowed down if your body is deficient in vitamin D. Alopecia areata has been associated with a vitamin D deficit (an autoimmune condition that causes bald patches on the scalp). Both men and women experience hair loss as a result of this deficit.

Will I lose my hair as my father did when he was in his 30s?

Yes, You have a good risk of developing baldness if one or both of your parents did so when they were still very young. Check if there is a tendency to baldness in your family because the gene for hair loss is frequently passed down via families.


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