Are you experiencing sudden loss of hair?
Is there more hair in your brush than on your head?
Does the hair on top of your head feel like its thinning and reducing in volume?
If your answers to all or any of these questions is positive, then you are likely to be suffering from massive hair loss.
Hair loss occurs as a result of many things; ageing is the most common cause. In younger people, disease, medical treatments and poor diets are some of the factors that cause hair loss.
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Whatever the cause, hair loss can be treated to complete healing in some cases and to controlled progression in others. But for some people, no form of treatment can minimize hair fall. They continue to lose hair in large amounts even with alternative medication, resulting in baldness.
This condition is brought about by aggravation of hair loss by other factors, making it hard to control with treatment. Below are some of the commonest factors to watch out for.
Factors That Intensify Hair Fall
Your immediate environment might be causing your hair at a faster rate. Factors such as air pollution with toxic gases, radiation from nuclear emissions, sudden weather changes plus the use and exposure of herbicides on farms exposes your body to free radicals, which are dangerous compounds whose presence in the body comes with a great deal of negative effects, including hair breakage and loss.
The way you lead your life has a major effect on the rate at which your hair is falling off. Lifestyle choices especially smoking result in a faster rate of hair loss. Smoking first discolours hair, and then damages it further, resulting in brittleness and breakage.
When you continue on a nutrient deficient diet, your hair loss is bound to worsen. The body needs nutrients including zinc, protein, omega 3 fatty acid and vitamins B5 and B7 to enable proper hair development an growth. When they continue lacking in the body, the hair weakens, breaks and falls out from the root.
Prolonged Exposure to The Sun
If you are already suffering from a case of hair loss, exposing your head to the sun for extended hours will intensify the hair loss process. Extreme sunlight dries up hair, damaging its cells in the process. The hair turns out dry, brittle and more vulnerable to breakage.
Hyper and Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland in the body secretes the thyroid hormone, which is responsible for a number of development processes in the body such as growth of new hair and metabolism. Both an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) an overactive one (hyperthyroidism) negatively affect the rate at which hair grows from the scalp. For people already experiencing hair loss, both conditions mean even more hair loss until a remedy is used.
Using Distilled Water
Distilled water may be used in some homes and schools for various activities, but it does possess negative effects for your already falling hair. Because of its nature, distilled water contains no nutrient minerals. In other words, drinking it only worsens your existing nutrient deficiency problem, resulting in even more hair loss.
These are some of the factors you have to watch out for to void worsening your hair loss situation. It’s important to remember that hair loss can be treated to total healing with some effort and the right medicine.