Identifying the Causes of Hair Loss

There can be found a lot of different causes for hair loss on men and women of all ages. For instance some reasons may be a nutritional deficiency, hormone imbalance, stress or a medical condition. In the other hand, we can identify as the main reasons for the baldness that affects millions, Androgenetic , which refers to the influence of androgens (male hormones), and genetic predisposition to balding.

In the case of genetic predisposition, it could be a little bit hard to determine with precision if you will suffer from this condition in the future or not, since the presence of someone in your family going bald may not be enough evidence.

Is normal on men and women the production of androgenic hormones. The most common of them is Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. In men this hormone is produced by testicles and adrenals. In women, it is produced by ovaries and adrenal glands. Since DHT is a male hormone, its concentration is higher on men than women.

There is no exact age for baldness to start; it can start even in late teens, and people who are susceptible to DHT and constantly exposed to this hormone, tend more to suffer from baldness. This is an important fact to set a treatment for both genres.

Hair loss can be caused too by medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, liver and kidney illnesses, or in the case of female hairlessness, hormonal imbalance caused by polycystic ovary syndrome.

Amphetamines in diet pills and medications used for some treatments like chemotherapy can also produce baldness. There can also be found psychological conditions responsible for hair loss like Trichotillomania, which is a disorder where a person pulls his/her own hair out that can also lead to permanent hair loss. For this reason is very important to identify the real causes of hair loss before starting a treatment, to get more effective results.