There are two types of hair losses. One is normal hair loss, where the the lost hair is reproduced. The second type of hair loss where the lost hair is not reproduced and is called abnormal hair loss.
As you keep losing hair everyday, it’s difficult to identify it as either normal or abnormal hair loss until you see a decrease in the density of the hair on your scalp. There are many factors that causes hair loss and the most common of those are as mentioned below. Some of these factors could cause excessive hair loss and as soon as the underlying factor disappears so does the excessive hair loss.
Causes of hair loss
- Stress - Stress is a common factor that causes hair loss in both adult men and women. People who are subjected to stress in their job or day-to-day life may shed more than normal hair loss. Stress can sometimes cause you to lose a large amount of hair. There are many causes of stress such as problems at office, problems in relationships, illness, injury, problems in business etc.
- Hair loss due to medicines - Medicines can cause hair loss in some people. In such cases hair loss stops when you stop taking these medicines but in some people it takes longer to see any improvement in hair loss.
- Diseases causes hair loss - Some diseases can also cause hair loss. Some people are subjected to stress while they are ill and that also can cause hair loss. Situation improves when you recover from such diseases, like lupus, but improvement is observed after a long time.
- Hair loss due to hormonal problems - Due to imbalance in hormones, many people experience moderate to excessive hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can not be detected unless certain medical tests are performed. If you are a teenager who is experiencing excessive hair loss, consult your doctor.
- Pregnancy hair loss - Women often experience hair loss few months after they have had a baby. Hair loss after pregnancy is quite normal because of the fact that during pregnancy the level hormones in the body prevents the hair in resting stage from falling but after pregnancy the hormone levels become normal and those hair in resting stage fall out.
- Scalp infection - Skin infection can often cause hair loss. Some types of scalp infection can not be detected early. Consulting a dermatologist is recommended in such cases to detect and treat the infection.
- Hereditary hair loss - Last but not the least, hair loss in most men is caused by a hormone in their body called testosterone. This is also known as male pattern baldness [MPB].