There are several causes of hair loss. Important causes of hair loss are:
- Vitamin or iron deficiency: vitamins B and C play a major role in hair loss. It is very important to take in enough vitamins
- Hair loss due to stress: Stress causes excessive production of lactic acid, which in turn causes hair loss.
- Smoking: reduces the oxygen level in your blood, causing your hair to fall out
- Collagen deficiency: The blood vessels that provide the hair with oxygen and nutrition consist largely of collagen. After the age of 25, the collagen in our bodies continues to decrease.
- Pregnancy: due to changing hormones, stress and tension
- Hereditary predisposition/Alopecia androgenetica: a natural body process influenced by hormones and hereditary factors
- Taking medicines: certain medicines can cause hair loss
- Age: As you get older, your hair does not grow as long and becomes weaker and thinner. This is also due to the collagen decrease.
- Hormonal fluctuations: When you are pregnant or going through the menopause, you may experience hair loss. Hormonal fluctuations affect the hair growth cycle.
- Hairstyles or headgear: A tight bun or braid, hair extensions and headgear can put too much stress on your hair.
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can cause you to lose a lot of hair in a short period of time.
- Diseases, infections or disorders: These include fungal infections, thyroid disorders or iron deficiency.
- Hair disease: Do you suddenly suffer from bald patches? If so, this may be a sign of the hair disease alopecia areata. In that case, please consult your doctor.
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