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Unusual Causes Of Hair Loss You May Not Have Considered

Hair loss can affect anyone and is something which a large number of people struggle with. Both men and women deal with hair loss for a wide variety of different reasons.

When you think of hair loss, you will usually associate it with illness, age or genetics however there are many different reasons hair loss can occur and some you may not have considered before.

Learning about the different triggers of hair loss can better prepare you to cope with losing hair and find the best and most effective way to treat your hair loss. Different types of hair loss require different treatments, therefore understanding why you are losing hair is essential.

One of the most common yet most overlooked reasons for hair loss is stress. Extreme stress from either your professional or personal life can cause a lot of different physical changes In your body.

You may have trouble sleeping, find yourself becoming more irritable or have a low mood, have a loss or increase in appetite and you can even start losing hair due to stress.

If you have found that you are losing hair, your hair is thinning or seems to be falling out and you are experiencing high stress in any area of your life, you may be experiencing stress-related hair loss.

This type of hair loss will usually remedy itself after you have overcome the stressful situation, however, if you are concerned visiting your doctor may be helpful.

Another unusual cause of hair loss may be as a side effect of the medications you are taking. There are many different medications which can cause hair loss, however, this side effect isn’t usually something to be concerned about.

If you do begin experiencing hair loss due to the medicine you are taking, you may wish to speak to your doctor about what other options are available to you, or the ways you can minimise hair loss while taking the medication.

Another reason for hair loss which you may not have considered before is hormones. Our hormones help to regulate every aspect of our bodies, therefore a hormonal imbalance can affect your hair growth and even cause hair loss.

Some conditions, such as hyper or hypothyroidism can occur due to an imbalance of hormones and can lead to hair loss. Treating your hormonal imbalance with medication may help to reduce or completely cure hair loss which is caused by this.

Another reason for hair loss which you may be unaware of is actually the way you style and wear your hair and the products you use in your hair.

While many hairstyles and products are completely safe and can be worn daily, there are many which can cause unnecessary stress and strain on the hair which can lead to it shedding, thinning and falling out.

Wearing tight styles which pull on the hairline daily can lead to stress causing hair to fall out over time. If you have to wear your hair in these styles due to work or for other reasons, ensuring you give your hair enough downtime is essential in preventing hair loss caused by strain.