What are the causes of sudden hair loss?


Male Hair Loss, Questions, Treatment | HairMD | July 4, 2021

One of the most important parts of the body which enhances the outer beauty of a person is their hairs on the scalp. Hair changes persons look and personality and enhance the look. However, Nowadays more than 60-70% of people face hair fall and hair thinning problem. So many of them face sudden hair loss and always thinks about what are the causes of sudden hair loss?

There are various factors responsible for hair loss like a lack of proper nutrition, exercise, genetic factors, pollution, hormonal imbalance, etc. Hair fall is a very common condition seen in men, women, teenage girls, boys.

Reasons for sudden hair loss

1) Heredity

The most common cause of hair loss is heredity which causes male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss. Male-Pattern hair loss is also called androgenic alopecia. In this condition, a person starts with hair fall. Followed by hair thinning in the frontal part of the scalp and crown area and hairline receding.

2) Hormonal Changes:

Various conditions can cause sudden permanent or temporary hair loss. Which includes hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, Childbirth and thyroid problems. PCOS is a common hormone disorder that causes unwanted hair growth in some as well as some experience hair thinning and hair loss.

3) Medical Conditions:

Few medical conditions such as Alopecia Areata causes patchy hair loss. Ringworm which is caused due to the scalp infection. Few people have a habit of hair pulling disorder which is also called as trichotillomania.

4) Medications and supplements:

Hair loss can be caused due to the side effects of some drugs used for cancer, depression, heart problems, arthritis, etc.

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5) DHT:

DHT is called dihydrotestosterone, which is an androgen hormone, which makes males characteristics. This hormone binds with the scalp recipient which results for hair loss. There are many natural DHT blocking foods which helps to control this hormone, they are mangoes, watermelon, tomatoes, green tea, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, etc. Saw palmetto is an ingredient which helps to control DHT. Hair fall is seen in both male and female as well.

6) Stressful Events:

Many people experience a thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. And this type of hair loss is generally temporary.

7) Excessive Hairstyling:

Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles which pull your hair or tie hair tightly can lead to traction alopecia.

Natural ways to control hair loss

Balance diet with good exercise plays an important role in controlling hair thinning.

  • Protein-rich foods like eggs, chicken, tofu, paneer, kidney beans, pulses.
  • Fruits contains Vitamins and minerals and all veggies.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids such as fish and flax seeds.

Treatment for hair loss

List of treatments which helps are:

  • A proper checkup from a dermatologist and knowing about your scalp condition.
  • Medications usage of USA FDA approved only like Minoxidil & Finasteride.
  • PRP
  • LLLT therapy
  • Mesotherapy
  • Micro-needling in regular interval.

  • Hair transplant is the last option if from hair thinning is converted to baldness.

It is always suggested you should meet a dermatologist at the beginning stage of hair fall. And with proper guidance under them will really make a lot of difference in retaining the lost hairs and helps in hair regrowth.

I hope my answer will help you to guide you to know the causes of sudden hair loss. and help you to make correct decisions in the beginning stage. For more information, you can call us on +91-7798022622, our support team will try to solve your queries. You can contact us at HairMD- Hair transplant Clinic for any queries or consultation regarding hair loss and its treatment.

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