What are causes and risk factors for hair loss?
- The hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia is DHT(Dihydrotestosterone). It leads to the death of hair follicles.
- Most hair loss is not associated with a systemic or internal disease. Hair may simple thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process.
- Illness, emotional traumas, protein deprivation (during strict dieting), and hormonal changes like those in pregnancy, puberty and menopause my cause hair loss.
- Several health conditions, including thyroid disease and iron deficiency anemia, can cause hair loss.