Top 5 Causes of Hair Loss
Top five causes of hair loss. Starting at number five, physical or chemical damage. Those frequent high heat hair styling sessions or consistent use of harsh chemicals might be compromising the strength and health of your hair. Coming in at number four, medical conditions and medications. Some illnesses, like thyroid disorders and certain medications, particularly drugs like chemotherapy, can lead to hair loss. On to number three Alopecia Areata. This is when the body's immune system mistakenly targets its own hair follicles, resulting in round bald patches. At number two, we have Telogen Effluvium. This temporary form of hair loss can occur after experiencing major stress events, causing many hair follicles to take a simultaneous rest and leading to noticeable hair shedding months later. And finally, the most common cause at number one, Androgen Alopecia. This hereditary condition, often referred to as male or female pattern baldness sees hair follicles becoming sensitive due to Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, causing them to shrink and eventually leading to hair thinning and loss.