The worst feeling the world is knowing your hair is falling out and not knowing why? And while it is natural to lose strands of hair is natural, what is not natural is losing strands of hair that result in hair thinning or permanent hair loss. While this occurrence happens to both men and women; women are naturally more concerned with thinning hair or balding. That is not to say that men are not as concerned about hair thinning or balding; but men are less likely to have serious emotions about it.
So what are some reasons that cause hair thinning or balding? This is the first question that comes to mind when it starts to happen. And there are lots of answers to this one questions. Here are the most significant reasons why you hair is falling out:
Change in Hormones
While this is more common for women to have significant hormone changes during pregnancy, hormonal changes overall can cause significant hair loss for both men and women. The hormone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is made from testosterone, which is found in skin, hair follicles, and the prostate. When this hormone decreases, so does your hair (which is why hair thinning and balding affect both men and women).
There are a few medical disorders that cause hair thinning or balding. The most common are:
- Disorders of the thyroid
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Physical or Mental Stress
Stress can cause hair loss. Did you know that? If not, you do know. Stress changes the chemistry in the body and that results in hormonal changes that can affect the production of DHT.
Pharmaceuticals have a long list of side effects and often these side effects include hair loss. Of course, if you are doing chemotherapy treatments, it is one side-effect that affects almost every patient. Other medications include birth control and blood pressure medication.
Iron and zinc shortage are the utmost rare nutritional links to hair loss. But some indication shows that low intake of the following vitamins and nutrients could also be the reason:
- Vitamin D
- B12 vitamin
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
If you are suffering from hair loss that has thinned your beautiful mane or has caused balding, there is treatment for it. It is called hair transplant. But how do you know if it is an adequate solution for your hair loss? Before deciding if a hair transplant is for you, you should know the following:
- Know your medical status, as it can affect the outcome of your treatment. Hair implants assist in regrowth over time and if your DHT hormone is impaired, it would not be as beneficial to you.
- All hair transplantation techniques, including FUE, create scars. The only difference is the shape. FUT produces a large scar, while FUE produces hundreds of small scars scattered on the back of your scalp. If you have dark, thick hair at the back of your scalp, the scar from a hair transplant will possibly be undetectable.
- Choose a worthy surgeon, and you will likely end up with a great looking, natural hairline, and development in your look.A key aspect in determining how your hair transplant will look is the ability and level of experience of the surgeon. As with all cosmetic processes, it is better to pick a surgeon who specializes in hair restoration rather than a cheap plastic surgeon who accomplishes an extensive range of altered procedures.
While a hair transplant will regrow your hair back over time, remember that your body will still be in control. But nothing like being able to have a process that will give you back that glowing and abundant mane you once had (or close to it).