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Causes of Hair Loss

Follicle changes occur because of the many external and internal influences, which cause the immune system to identify the cells as intruders and create antibodies against them. Leucocytes attack the growing cells of the hair follicles so hair stops growing at first and later falls out of bulbs. It can affect anyone, children are not excluded but complete opposite – there are frequent cases of children having alopecia at a very early age. The afflicted persons have small hair follicles, which slows down their hair growth.

Scientists believe that DHT is the main reason for hair loss and it can be restricted with a natural hair growth product. Male hair loss mostly occurs when level of DHT starts to increase in the body, while some man experience hair loss by the age of 16 to 23. The ones that have more luck begin to lose hair at the age of 30 to 35. Hair loss rate in cases like this depends mainly on the genetic predisposition to hair loss and the level of DHT in hair follicles.

Chemotherapy drugs are strong medications that attack cancer cells that are growing rapidly. However, they also attack all the other fast growing cells, so the ones in the hair roots are not spared.  It can cause complete hair loss from the whole body, so it can happen that you will lose your eyelashes, eyebrows, armpit, pubic and other body hair. Luckily, there are some drugs that cause hair loss to a lesser extent. You should talk to your doctor, so he/she can explain everything you can expect when you start taking them.

Hair loss after pregnancy is a wide-spread problem, because hormone levels change after giving birth. The accumulated hormones leave the body, going back to the state the body was before the pregnancy, which means that the hair will start falling off also. Losing averagely 50-100 hairs a day is normal, but the estrogen stimulates the hair follicles which reduce the amount of natural hairs lost during pregnancy. It can also happen to many women that this hormonal change leads to healthier and stronger scalp hair.  These women might suffer from hair loss after childbirth but not while they are pregnant.

Eczema is non-contagious skin disease that can cause hair loss. It inflames skin that exudes and itches from time to time. The precise cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s considered to have a connection to response of the body to an irritant and this response causes eczema. Symptoms of eczema are extreme buildup and sores on the scalp and it can cause severe scarring. The buildup can lead to temporary hair loss, while the scarring can occur if a person scratches the painfully itchy lesions, so the permanent damage of the hair follicles occurs.

Genetics proved to be a major cause of hair loss and hereditary factors cause shrinking follicles, gradual hair loss, and overall thinning in men and women. In most cases, people who inherit hair loss begin to see the effects by the age of 50.