Top 10 causes of hair loss


Androgenetic alopecia causes hair loss in millions of men and women in the U.S., with distinct patterns of receding hairline in men and overall thinning with a widened hair part in women.

Androgenetic Alopecia

male or female pattern baldness, this is the most common cause of hair loss, characterized by a gradual thinning of hair on the scalp due to genetic and hormonal factors.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium, characterized by simultaneous resting phase of hair follicles leading to excessive shedding, can be triggered by stress, illness, surgery, or hormonal changes.

Alopecia Areata

This is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles, leading to hair loss in small, round patches on the scalp or other areas of the body.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Deficiencies in essential nutrients such as iron, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B12, and zinc can affect the health of the hair follicles, leading to hair loss.

Hormonal Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances due to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, or hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum can cause hair loss.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions such as lupus, trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder), scalp infections, and other skin conditions can cause hair loss


Some medications used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and other conditions can cause hair loss as a side effect.

Hairstyling Practices

Frequent use of harsh hair styling practices such as tight hairstyles excessive heat styling, chemical treatments coloring, perming, and improper hair care practices can lead to hair loss

Genetic Factors

Some rare genetic conditions such as trichorrhexis nodosa, monilethrix, and other genetic syndromes can cause hair loss

Emotional and Psychological Factors

Emotional and psychological factors such as severe stress, anxiety, and depression can disrupt the normal hair growth cycle and lead to hair loss.

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