Why is My Hair Falling Out?

  1. Hereditary
  2. Male-Pattern Baldness
  3. Physical Stress
  4. Anemia
  5. Thyroid Disorders


According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. It is normal to see some hair on your brush every time you comb or on the sink after a bath.

Losing hair normally doesn’t have much effect on how your hair appears physically and it will not make you feel uncomfortable. But if a person starts to lose hair in an unusual amount, it may be a cause for concern.

There are hundreds of reasons why you are experiencing hair loss. Here are some to name a few:


Female-pattern hair loss called androgenetic alopecia, is basically the female version of male pattern baldness. Women will not have a receding hairline, unlike in men, instead there are parts of the head that may have noticeably thinning hair.


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Male-Pattern Baldness

Hair loss in men usually begin about both temples. Overtime, the hairline recedes leaving an M-shaped pattern. Two out of three males experience hair loss due to male-patter baldness. 


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Physical Stress

Telogen Effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss after a stressful or traumatic event like surgery, car accident of severe illness. Hair loss becomes noticeable two to three months after the trauma and it usually occurs on the top of the scalp.


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Iron-deficiency anemia is common among women aged 20 to 49 years old. This is the most preventive cause of hair loss. A visit to the doctor and a prescription of iron supplements and proper diet can avoid your hair to fall out.


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Thyroid Disorders

Not having the right amount of thyroid hormone may cause changes in bodily functions, this includes excessive hair loss. Severe and prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause loss of hair. 


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