What it Means When Your Hair Falls Out

We’ve all lived through it, that horrid moment when a bunch of your hair is now in your hand. Our hair falling is inevitable, but have you ever thought about why it happens and if there’s anything you can do abut it?

Diets

Drastic dietary changes make a huge impact. Suddenly going super high-protein or trying one of those “cleanses”, is not always a good idea. When the body thinks it’s not getting the nutrition it needs, it’s going to starve the stuff that it thinks doesn’t matter as much. Your internal organs matter. Your brain matters. Your hair? Not as much. So with a sudden change in diet, you may see a lot more hair coming out than usual. Once you get your diet back on track, your hair loss should return to the normal 100 or so strands per day.

Stress

Major psychological stress, whether it’s chronic work anxiety, the end of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, can trigger hair loss. It can also happen if you’ve been through a pregnancy or illness. Figure out the best way to keep your stress in check, whether that means seeking the help of a therapist, meditating, exercising, etc. Once you’re in a better place psychologically, the hair loss should start to resolve itself.

Overall health

There are many health conditions that can lead to hair loss, including thyroid issues and autoimmune conditions. Talk to your doctor to see what internal issues could be leading your hair to fall out. Some hair loss may be reversible, but most commonly, once you solve the underlying problem, your hair will return to normal.

Meds

Hair loss is a common side effect of many medications, but there are some that are more prone to causing it. Those include blood thinners. blood pressure meds, thyroid medications, cholesterol drugs and some antidepressants. Check with your doctor. Perhaps there are alternative medications that will treat your condition just as effectively but won’t cause your hair to fall out.

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