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Excess Hair Fallout Causes 

Technically, an unnatural excess fall out of hair, temporary or permanent, is called Alopecia and is caused for reasons as explained.

Hereditary - The kind of hair we have-whether it is thick, thin, fine, sparse, straight or curly-depends a great deal on the genes inherited. The problems concerning hair loss are also passed on from the parents to the offspring. Diabetes and thyroid disorders are two real threats to healthy hair. Falling hair are also often directly inherited.

Trauma - The result of physical stress on the hair is called Traction Alopecia. This can be caused by tying up the hair in too tight chignon style, ponytails, or pigtails. The prolonged and continuing pull-like pressure on the hair can result in spot baldness. Spot baldness is also caused due to a trauma or sudden shock experienced. A severe blow to the head may lead to spot baldness where the blow is received.

Local Scalp Infection - Bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause spot fall out of hair. It can, however, be treated with medicated shampoos and lotions.

Diseases - Internal disorders and infections which cause high fever such as flu, pneumonia and typhoid are often accompanied by excessive hair loss.

Chemicals or Drugs - Antibiotics and a drug called Cortizone administered sometimes in treating acne and scars lead to hair loss. Chemical therapies given in serious diseases such as cancer cause the excess fall out of hair.

Emotional or Environmental Stress -People unable to cope with pressures of life, all the time worrying about the problems at work place or home, having most of their emotional conflicts unresolved, are easy victims of excess hair loss. With the tension in their minds, the muscles in the scalp and neck constrict. The blood circulation is thereby impeded, resulting in the suffocation of the hair follicles. To prevent the consequential excess hair loss, massage to loosen up the scalp is an excellent remedy.

Hormonal Imbalances and Hair Loss - Hormonal imbalances are the primary cause of most serious hair loss conditions. Pregnancy, contraception with birth control pills and menopause are the common conditions that induce hormonal changes.

Pregnancy - Generally, the hair condition improves during pregnancy as the endocrine glands function at their peak. The hair loss occurs only after the birth of the baby. This happens due to irregularity in the functioning of thyroid glands. It can be attributed to the change in the life style-the new unaccustomed life with the baby. The normal hair loss after delivery happens four months after birth and continues for about two months.

Birth Control Pills - If a woman in perfect health with normal weight, having regular periods, eating sensibly and physically active, uses the pill for contraceptive reasons, she can expect the problem of hair loss. Taking the pill can alter her perfect hormonal balance. In contrast if, however, a woman who is already suffering from hormonal imbalance takes the pill, it can restore the balance and promote hair growth.

Menopause -One of the problems of menopause is that the production of the female hormone estrogen slows down. This results in weak, dry hair and an excess fall out in one out of two women.

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