Do you often find that each morning when you take a shower you’re losing a significant amount of hair?
While some hair loss on a daily basis is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about, if you find that you are losing a higher quantity of hair on a day to day basis, it is something that you need to sit up and take note of.
You should not be losing excessive amounts of hair or it could indicate a bigger problem at play.
Let’s go over some of the main reasons for hair loss that can occur so that you can see if any of these apply to you.
The first reason you may be losing a high amount of hair is if you suffer from an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is quite common and can be easily treated with medication, so is not something that you need to live with.
Other symptoms of this condition include feeling cold all the time, gaining weight, and feeling tired and depressed.
If you notice any of these, be sure to see your doctor.
The next reason for hair loss is if you’re deficient in key nutrients in your diet. The biggest nutrient to take into account here is iron, which is found most concentrated in lean red meat sources.
Vegetarians will be at a very high risk of low iron, so they should be seriously considering a supplement.
Iron is also important to maintain everyday energy levels and to resist fatigue during endurance related physical activities.
Interestingly enough, being on a very strict, low calorie diet, can also cause hair loss to occur, so if you do need to lose weight and are worried about hair loss, use a more moderate approach instead.
Certain medications can also cause hair loss in those who are susceptible to it, so that’s yet another thing that you need to consider.
Always be sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the side effects of any medications you are thinking of using to see if this is one that could be impacting you.
Surgery Or Serious Illness
Finally, the last thing that can cause hair loss to take place is any type of highly stressful shock or illness in the body.
This can cause hair shedding to take place and while this hair will typically grow back, for the time being it will cause your hair to look thinner.
Surgery is a good example of this as it is a very stressful event on the body and will, in most people, cause hair loss to take place.
So there you have some of the primary reasons that you may be suffering from hair loss. If you see yourself in any of these, take comfort in knowing that with the right protocol for treatment, you can avoid losing any more hair and keep the hair you do have looking that much healthier. Some great treatment options include supplementing with vitamins, using oral contraceptive pills, exercising regularly, getting sufficient calories as well as protein, and, for very serious cases, possibly considering hair transplants.