While the average person sheds 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, many individuals experience accelerated hair fall due to various factors. The loss of hair can be devastating, because hair is often closely tied to our appearance and can have a tremendous impact on our self-esteem. Although in most cases the causes of thinning hair and premature balding are genetics and hormones, other factors such as stress, medication, improper diet, and the excessive use of chemicals can also contribute to hair loss. Luckily, in some cases, hair loss can be prevented or managed using the following tips.
The first tip is to get to the root of the problem by determining the cause of your hair loss. Identify the area(s) where hair loss is most prominent and speak to a physician to rule out any underlying medical issues. Thinning hair can be a result of deficiency of red blood cells, sudden loss of blood, low iron levels, or an unhealthy or unbalanced diet. It may also be a result of thyroid disorder or a scalp infection. Your doctor can help you determine the source of a sudden change in hair loss and provide you with treatment options.