Reasons your hair loss could be occurring

I figure since I’ve done so much research for myself on hair loss due to my medical problems I’d share the information of wealth with the cyber community.

Soon I’ll be posting some stuff on nasal sores as well.

Hormonal Reasons for hair loss

Within two to three months after giving birth, some women will notice large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs.

Women who have a genetic predisposition to suffer from Androgenic Alopecia can have it occur at a much younger age by taking birth control pills.

Disease of Illness that causes hair loss

Sometimes one to three months after a high fever, severe infection or flu, a person may experience hair loss; this is usually temporary and corrects itself.

Both an overactive thyroid and an under active thyroid can cause hair loss.

Protein malnutrition can cause hair loss.

Some prescription drugs may cause temporary hair shedding in a small percentage of people.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatment will cause hair loss because it stops hair cells from dividing.

Iron deficiency occasionally produces hair loss.

Anyone who has a major operation – a tremendous shock to the system – may notice increased hair shedding within one to three months afterwards. The condition reverses itself within a few months.

Alopecia Areata type of hair loss is believed to be caused by the immune system reacting to hair follicles as if they were antibodies and shutting them down. It is classified as an autoimmune disease.

Androgenetic alopecia is caused by heredity. (Genetic hair loss.) Even though it is most common among men, it can also affect women.

A fungus infection, ringworm (which has nothing to do with worms) begins with small patches of scaling that can spread and result in broken hair, redness, swelling, and even oozing.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

Folliculitis- it is an infection of the hair follicles that may cause scarring or hair loss.


Pituitary diseases

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system. Hodgkin’s lymphoma affects men more often than women.

Muscular dystrophy can cause hair loss. Muscular dystrophy is a rare inherited disease of the nerves and muscles that occurs mostly in males.

Heavy metal poisoning

Sarcoidosis can cause hair loss. Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that causes inflammation and scar tissue throughout the body, especially the lungs, lymph nodes, liver, skin, and eyes.

HIV or late stage syphilis

Stress can cause hair loss is some people. Usually it occurs 3 months after the stressful event has occurred and it may take 3 months after the stress period has ended for the hair growth to resume.

Mechanical Damage that causes hair loss

Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling

Corn-rows or tight ponytails

Some Hair Loss Facts

· 40 percent of all women and half of all men will experience hair loss in their lifetimes.
· The most common causes of hair loss are genetically related.
· Everyday shampooing, combing and blow-drying does not speed up hair loss.
· Experts say that people with certain nutritional deficiencies can sometimes experience hair loss.
· One out of every four women in the United States experiences hereditary hair loss.
· Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.
· If you brush your hair too much, you may end up injuring and losing hair.
· Corn-rows or tight ponytails, can cause hair loss.
· As for hair sprays, perm solutions, or coloring resulting in hair loss there’s no truth to that idea. These applications may cause some damage to the hair strands. But the all-important follicles, located under the skin, stay safe.
· Vitamin deficiency results in an even distribution of hair loss all over the head.
· Steroids use can cause hair loss.

Some Hair Loss Myths

· While baldness is genetic, it is not limited to the maternal side of the family.
· No, wearing hats does not cause hair loss.
· There are no hair-care products that cause hair loss. (For male hair loss)
· Lack of blood flow to scalp does not cause hair loss. Follicles need more than blood flow to grow hair.
· Actually, your hair reacts better to a comb than a brush. Brushing it will only lead to split ends and hair breakage, not to male pattern baldness.
· Cutting your hair does not affect hair growth at all; it will grow about half an inch each month no matter what.
· Blow-drying your hair does not cause hair loss but will cause hair damage such as split ends.

About JustOrdinary

Hello my name is Rachel…around here I’m best known as Just Ordinary. I created this blog page to share pieces of my life with you, the reader, also to share my projects, and writings. This blog page I have created is a collection of realty and fiction. Not everything I write pertains to me or my life.

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, in health, Journal Pages, Lupus, News. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. hi.
    i have never thought that i could stumble upon some blog that is the same as mine. although, just a little.
    i just read some parts of your entry and found out that you are pregnant and still not sure if you have lupus(??).
    i hope it is not lupus. although, i learn to live with it. but it is much easier without it.
    but do not worry lupus if monitored will not cause any harm to your pregnancy.
    i know, because I have been a lupie since 2002 but managed to give birth last year.
    can i link you? so that i can help in any way i can ?

  2. The topic is quite trendy on the Internet at the moment. What do you pay the most attention to while choosing what to write about?

  3. Ive just found yr blog. Ive also go bad hair loss all over my head, nasal sores and mouth ulcers. Im very tired, have painful eyes and headaches everyday. Im also getting vertigo. I was thinking maybe its Lupus or MS or a thyroid problem. Im too scared to go to doc.

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