Why is my hair falling out

For many people, hair loss can be a cause of extreme stress and anxiety. Many men are destined to lose their hair at a certain age anyway just because of their genetic makeup, but this doesn’t make it any less traumatic. For women, the problem can be that much worse as a woman losing her hair may feel that she is losing her femininity. More and more people are losing their hair at a comparatively young age, and if this happens to you or someone you know, you may wonder what could be causing it and if it can be treated.

There are many factors that influence the growth of our hair. If you have been ill for a long period of time, for example, you may find that your hair starts to fall out. In these cases there isn’t really a cure for the hair loss so much as the treatment for the illness. Once you recover, you should find your hair starts to grow back.

One theory for the younger average age of hair loss stems from the fact that people work a lot more than they used to, and that they are far more stressed than people used to be. Stress can have a profound effect on our bodies and most people are aware of some of the symptoms of stress related illness, but even if these are not present, stress can still cause our hair to fall out. If you lead a fast paced life and deal with large amounts of stress on a daily basis, you should consider taking a break somewhere relaxing to unwind. At the very least, finding some way of reducing your stress levels could be the key to re-growing your hair.

Another common reason for hair loss is poor nutrition. If your diet isn’t what it should be, your body may be lacking the necessary vitamins and minerals for producing healthy hair. It could be that simply eating more fruit and vegetables will help to restore a full head of hair. Since hair is made of proteins you will need to make sure you also get enough meat, fish, dairy or pulses in your diet. Finally, try to ensure that you wash your hair not only regularly but thoroughly as well. Although it may sound funny, most people are actually unaware of how to properly wash their hair. Many people will simply wash the hair itself but you need to be sure to massage the scalp as well during washing and make sure to get all the dirt out of the pores or this dirt can limit your hair growth.

If your hair loss isn’t due to any of these reasons, that doesn’t mean you have to just give up on your hair. There are many treatments and remedies even for genetic hair loss and the success rate of clinical trials often varies quite a bit. Determining whether a specific hair treatment will work for you often just comes down to trial and error. You should consult your doctor, who will be able to advise on other causes of hair loss and why yours is falling out, and will also be able to give advice on which treatments may work for you.