So, what are some of the common causes of hair loss?
The most common form of hair loss is down to genetics. It's progressive and, to date, permanent and can't be treated very effectively with what is currently on the market. You may also hear it referred to as androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, or a receding hairline. Genetics, in this case, determines how you react to the effect of hormones on the hair follicles. Many people opt for drugs to slow down this type of hair loss, which can have serious side effects, but new approaches in stem cell regeneration will soon offer alternative methods.
It's also widely known that medications can cause hair loss. A simple search online will give you many forms that impact your hair. Chemotherapy, acne medications, and blood pressure medication, to name a few, have been linked to hair loss. Using steroids will also increase Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone that is a key factor behind male/female pattern baldness. The good news is that after stopping medications, your hair can grow back, but it is essential to speak with your doctor about whether you can stop using your medicines in the first place.
These are just some of the most common factors that can cause hair loss. There are many products on the market, and it's essential to understand which factor could be driving your hair loss before embarking on your fight against it. But simple preventative methods, like eating a healthy diet, lowering your stress and being gentle to your hair with products and styling, are already some easy solutions to prevent or slow down your hair loss.