Let’s face it. Hair thinning and hair loss is just plain annoying. It can also be frustrating and make you lose your confidence. The good news is generally there are ways to treat your hair thinning and loss and help you gain your confidence back. Let’s go over some of the most common causes of hair thinning and hair loss.

Hair loss can be hereditary – meaning that it runs in your family. It could also be caused by a nutritional deficiency, a medical condition, hormonal changes, normal aging, a mental condition that causes you to pull your hair out, or environmental factors that cause hair loss.

The technical term for hair loss is alopecia areata. It is a disease that happens when your body’s immune system attacks hair follicles. It can cause hair loss on your entire body even your eyelashes and eyebrows. However, it can be treated.

Sometimes, hair loss is a side effect of other medical conditions or treatments including chemotherapy or drugs that are prescribed for cancer, depression, heart problems, and more. Once you stop taking the drug, your hair should regrow or you may need to use a hair regrowth treatment. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, ask your doctor about a cooling cap that can help eliminate hair loss.

Hormonal changes are one of the leading causes of hair loss in women. Changes in your hair can occur during pregnancy, after childbirth, during menopause, or due to thyroid problems. After a while, once your hormone levels even out, your hair should return to normal. However, it is important to note, the texture of your hair could change for good.

Stress can also cause hair loss. If you experience a very stressful or traumatic event, it can cause the hair to start to fall out. Luckily, when you begin to feel better or less stressed, the hair will generally grow back on its own.

A mental condition called trichotillomania causes someone to pull out their own hair. They may pull out hair from their head or other areas of their body. This can often be treated with therapy.

Vitamin deficiencies or poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. If your body is not getting the nutrients it needs, due to prioritization, your hair is often the part of the body that suffers the most. This can cause your hair to become damaged, dull, and start to fall out. The most common deficiencies that cause hair loss are vitamin D, zinc, and B vitamins.

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