Hair loss is a very common problem. Most often, this phenomenon is associated with the general condition of the body. To get rid of such a nuisance, you need to find out what provokes the loss.
Physical overload, chronic lack of sleep, nervous shocks - all this causes stress, in which the capillaries in the scalp can shrink, blood flow to the papillae decreases and alopecia (baldness) gradually begins. At the same time, brittle nails increase, skin condition worsens, headaches and insomnia occur. Another reason for excessive hair loss is malnutrition during diets that are not suitable for you. The body begins to experience a deficiency of many nutrients (proteins, beta-carotenes, amino acids, zinc, iron) and ceases to function normally. When you lose weight, you lose fat-soluble vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy hair. Infectious diseases can also lead to hair loss. After flu, scarlet fever, pneumonia, and other severe similar diseases, the body, protecting itself, does not allow active immune cells to get into the hair and gets rid of some part of it. In many women, hair loss begins in the first three months after childbirth. This is due to a violation of the hormonal background, with an increase in androgens and a decrease in estrogens, which disrupt hair nutrition. And during pregnancy, loss can be caused by a lack of minerals and vitamins: calcium, iron, magnesium. With seborrhea, hair loss also occurs: the sebaceous glands do not work properly, the scalp itches, flakes, and dandruff appears. A blockage occurs in the pores, the bulb ceases to function normally, the hair becomes thinner and falls out. The cause of seborrhea can be not only general health problems, but also simply improper care of the scalp and hair. Diabetes mellitus, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, exposure to radiation, chemicals, hormonal disorders - all these factors can affect hair loss. If you are concerned about this problem, contact a specialist, he will make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment.