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Causes of Hair Loss

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Hair is an important part of our appearance. Normally we lose 50-100 hairs daily. When this number increases considerably, then we may be experiencing hair loss.

What are the causes of Hair Loss?

 The hair is affected by hormonal factors, age, stress, various illnesses, and medication. As we age the rate of hair growth decreases, it is likely to develop hair loss (alopecia) due to either normal or pathological factors.

Hair loss has a genetic predisposition and can be manifested in men and women since the age of 18. There have been cases where hair loss has been observed in adolescence, especially in men.

In men, hair loss is mainly due to heredity. The hair begins to recede from the temple, forehead and top of the head.

In women, hair thinning can occur at any time and is not always affected by age.

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Let’s take a look at the causes that may lead to hair loss.

General causes:

  • Heredity
  • iron and ferritin deficiency in the blood – anemia
  • Weight loss
  • Fast diets
  • Bad nutrition
  • Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
  • Stress / anxiety
  • Dermatological diseases
  • Infections
  • Wounds – burns
  • Drug intake
  • Excessive vitamin A intake
  • Use of chemicals in hair
  • Hairstyle
  • Cancer – Chemotherapy
  • Inflammation
  • Diseases of the scalp
  • Autoimmune Diseases


More specifically for men:

  • Heredity

More specifically for women:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause
  • Taking contraceptive pills
  • Frequent hair straightening


Ways to treat hair loss include lotions, pills, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and, most importantly hair transplantation, the only definitive and effective treatment.

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