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Reasons of Hair loss

Alopecia Areata also knows as spot baldness is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. Often it results in a few bald spots on the scalp the size of a coin.  Psychological stress may result.  People are otherwise healthy.

As part of the body's renewal process most people lose 50-100 hairs every day while brushing or showering; that's considered normal hair loss.  The average rate of growth is 1/2 inch a month.  Hair grows faster in the summer and slower during the winter months.  Factors that are involved in hair loss is heredity, genetics, hormones and aging.  Researchers have yet to determine the exact cause of hair loss but some scientists believe the body's immune system mistakes hair follicles for foreign tissue and attacks them.  Other reasons for hair loss and thinning may include strict dieting, thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, chemotherapy and severe illness.  some hair loss may occur from fungus on the skin or psoriasis of the scalp.  The most common hair loss in women is iron deficiency and sometimes childbirth.

some medications can cause hair loss; such as cholesterol lowering drugs, Parkinson medication, heparin, medication for gout, epilepsy, high blood pressure and chemotherapy. Taking high doses of Vitamin A has caused hair loss in some people. Overuse of hair dyes and chemical have also been found to cause some hair loss.

It is common for women to experience hair loss in their 50s due to hormonal changes, this may include thinning of eyelashes.  Hair loss can be aggravated by poor diet.  Make sure to eat varied, well balanced meals that include grains, vegetables and quality protein.  Biotin promotes hair and scalp health and can even prevent hair loss.  Foods that are good sources of biotin include nuts, brown rice, brewers yeast and oats.  These foods are high in B vitamins which promote hair growth.  Avoid food that depletes your system of nutrients and impairs circulation such as saturated and hydrogenated fats, sugar and flour.

Scalp massage will increase circulation to the head and will help hair follicles receive nutrients from the blood.  Hair loss can be related to shock or grief.  Find a therapist to help you with relaxing exercise and stress management reduction.

Be gentle to your hair.  Hair is fragile when wet.  Use a wide toothed comb to separate the strands.  Try to minimize the use of a hair blower.  Pull your hair back loosely and use a special brush that has coated bristles.

The treatment for hair loss depends on the cause of your condition.  try to find the cause of your hair loss  and treat accordingly.  Treating the scalp with natural supplements will replenish lost nutrients needed for healthy hair growth and encourage the hair roots and follicles to remain healthy and strong

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