Why Are You Losing So Much Hair!

Why are you losing so much hair? Hair loss is common in both male and female. Males tend to face this problem more than females do. The main cause of male hair loss is mostly linked to male pattern baldness which is as a result of testosterone while females may shed hair due to some health related issues being it cancer, stress or even pregnancy among others.

It is normal to lose some hair each day, losing about 100 hairs per day is normal. As new hair grows, older hair must fall out.

If you were born to a family where hair loss is common, your possibility of being bald is very high. Nevertheless, there are some best practices you may consider to reduce the speed at which you lose hair.

Back to our topic! Why are you losing so much hair or what are the causes of hair loss? As stated earlier, hair loss can be caused by a number of factors including pregnancy, poor diet, stress but not limited to. Below are some common reasons why you're probably losing so much hair;


One can inherit pattern baldness from their families. If you were born in a family where people lose hair at a particular age then you are likely to lose yours too. 70% of men, that's about 2 from a possible 3 are prone to male pattern baldness while just about 20% of women suffer from female pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia.


If you're always stressed up, you're prone to losing or shedding more hair than you should do on any normal day. Symptoms of stress may include fatigue, dizziness, etc. Stress may be as a result of fever, surgery or even crash dieting (when you limit calories in a diet to lose massive weight). The good news is that when you lose your hair through stress, being it emotional or physical stress you can regrow your hair once you solve that problem of stress. See your doctor.


You can lose hair due to an iron deficiency or anemia. Anemia is one of the most common reasons for female hair loss. Symptoms of anemia may include fatigue, pale skin, and dizziness among others. If you think you're shedding hair due to anemia, I advise you see your doctor.

4. AGE

As you age or grow you might experience or see some thinning in your hair.  You grow less hair as you get older and the hair tends to break easily. As to why this happens, there's no vivid reason.


This is the build-up of skin cells on the scalp. This skin cell forms dry scales and patches that can be quite itchy. It damages hair follicles which may shed off your hair.


According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people who don't have enough protein in their diet may shut down hair growth. When you consume less or no protein, the body will help save some proteins by shifting growing hairs into the resting phase.


Before treating any form of hair loss, make sure you seek medical advice and be sure of the cause before getting any treatment. This may help you regain hair faster and also prevent you from shedding extra hair.

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