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Hello pretty friends , I am back . Many people have requested me to write posts about many things but this is one of the most requested .So I decided to do a series of posts on it to get you some help. In the first post I am going to discuss the most common reasons for hair loss .

It is normal to lose 50-100 strands daily . Start hyperventilating only if you are losing handful of it .

1.TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM

Do not get scared I will explain you in simple words . It’s a post traumatic hair loss . This thing happens after a phase of an extremely stressful event like high grade fever , some surgery, pregnancy ,rapid weight loss . This may happen between 6 weeks – 3 months of stressful event .But by the end of 6-8 months it should stop . Otherwise        ” time to meet a doctor ”.

2 . EMOTIONAL STRESS

Unlike the physical stress emotional stress has less capacity to produce hair fall . but nonetheless it can. Divorce ,death of a dear one or extreme work can do many things .

3 .DEFICIENCIES

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If you have deficiencies of protein , B complex & D vitamins , iron , Zinc  , you are prone to develop hair loss . Good thing is it is usually reversible .

4 .OVERFLOW Vit A

I know it I really annoying to know that vitamins can also cause hair loss . But then  ” too much of good can be bad”  sometimes. This condition is called hypervitaminosis of vitamin A.

5. MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

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This begins as a receding hair line . This is the most common type seen in men .Genes & male harmones are main culprits .

6 .FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS

The pattern mainly has thinning of entire scalp rather than hairline & temples as in men. It is one of the most common causes of hair loss in women.

7 . LACK OF HARMONY

Harmonal imbalances like hypothyroidism and PCOD can cause hair loss.. PCOD is distressful in which patient loses hair from scalp & starts growing it elsewhere in the body.

8 .MEDICATION

Medication like Beta blockers, anti depressants , some anti biotics, chemo therapeutic agents ( for cancers) & blood thinners can cause devastating hair loss.

9. ILL HEALTH

Diseases like anemia , some auto immune diseases like alopecia areata & lichen planus , lupus can produce hair loss.

10 . TRACTION ALOPECIA

doesn’t it sound like a really serious disease? In reality it is hair loss due to pulling the hair too much into braids & pony tails . Mechanism is simple ,you are just pulling the hair follicles out .

11 . HEAT

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One thing is sun ,excessive sun exposure can make hair dull ,dry & break. Other thing is the heat styling . Excessive usage of driers ,straighteners ,curlers at high temperatures causes hair damage,

12. TRICHILLOMANIA.

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It is an impulsive hair pulling . Amount of hair loss is directly proportional to the amount of force applied . ( I remember a girl from hostel days . She one day sat in darkness with handfuls of hair in each hand. When we switched on the lights at dinner time , two girls fainted on seeing her).

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