Common Causes of Hair Loss

Overview

Hair growth occurs in every part of the body except the palm of your hands, soles of your feet, eyelids, and lips; different textures grow in every part of the body. Hair shedding can be a natural phenomenon in humans to maintain balance, few hairs are lost, and new hairs grow to replace them; with over 11,000 hairs on your head, losing 50 to 100 strands a day is impossible to notice. A condition where there is an imbalance in the amount of hair growth and the amount being shed (the hair loss is more than the hair growing) is called Hair loss.

Hair loss and hair shedding are usually mistaken for each other; it is important to know that they are two different things; one is a normal occurrence while the other is an abnormal condition. Hair loss is medically referred to as Alopecia. A huge amount of hair while washing your hair or noticing strands in combs, if noticed regularly, should be reported to a doctor to diagnose the underlying reason and give appropriate care.

There is always a physiological reason for every abnormal condition in the body. Hair loss is not an exception, and there are so many factors responsible for hair loss. The causes of hair loss are;