Reasons You Might Be Losing Hair

Reasons You Might Be Losting Hair

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Hair loss effects both men and women’s confidence, appearance, and can be caused by several factors. There are many different types of hair loss (scientifically known as alopecia) and each type warrants different reasons you might be losing your hair.

Phases of Hair Growth Cycle:


  • Growing stage (Anagen): growing phase of the hair follicle.
  • Intermediate stage (Catagen): Deeper portions of the hair follicles start to collapse and enter the resting/shedding stage.
  • Resting or Shedding stage (Telogen): Older hairs life cycle ended and being to fall out, newer hairs begin to grow.

Prescription Treatment

Different types of Hair loss (Alopecia)

Androgenic Alopecia (Pattern Baldness)

This type of hair loss is commonly known as male/female pattern baldness which starts in the early 20’s. It starts with a receding hairline and hair loss from the crown and frontal scalp. Women typically experience it later in life and experience overall hair thinning. It can be heredity or caused by hormones, it still has relatively unknown hair loss causes.

Alopecia Areata (Bald Patches):

Starts off with patchy hair loss then turns into complete baldness. Luckily, hair begins to return after a few years. It has been shown to linked to stress and triggers a negative reaction where the body attacks itself and the hair follicles.

Involutional Alopecia:

A natural phase in which the hair follicles stop producing and hair becomes shorter. During this time, the growth phase is shortened and enter the resting phase. It can come with age and an indicator that it is occurring is if hair begins to thin out.


A psychological disorder which people pull their own hair out. Unclear but seems to be a result of environmental and genetic factors.

Telogen Effluvium:

Happens when large patches of hair enter the resting phase causing shedding and thinning. Caused when a person’s system is in shock, due to illness, accidents, certain medication, over sun exposure, surgery nervous shock.

Scarring Alopecias:

A permanent loss of hair caused by inflammatory skin conditions. Scaring from these condition leaves scars that damage hair follicles and prevent hair from regenerating.

How to Stop Hair Loss

Androgenic alopecia (Pattern Baldness)

A combination of lifestyle changes, medical procedures, and prescription-based solutions can help to prevent or reverse pattern baldness. Nearly 2/3rd of men and women will experience some form of pattern baldness, the reasons of exactly why this is occurring is still unclear. It is believed that environmental factors and genetics could play a large role.

Alopecia Areata (Bald Patches):

Dealing with bald patches involves taking anti-inflammation drugs to prevent the body from attacking itself and provide relief to the hair follicles. Treatment involves taking a steroid

Involuntary Alopecia:

This type of hair loss is difficult to treat since its causes are relatively unknown. Age seems to play a factor as well as overall hair treatment in later years. Making sure not to use harmful products or excessive hair coloring.


Since Trichotillomania (hair pulling) is psychological disorder, recovery includes finding ways to physically prevent hair from being pulled. Head covers, gloves, slippery oils and assistance from others can help and let the hair recover.

Telogen Effluvium:

Treatment and recovery from Telogen Effluvium comes from a diet that includes nutrients such as vitamin D, iron and zinc, careful not to blow dry, straighten, curl, or color hair.

Decreased stress also shows to promote the growth cycle, lastly looking into a prescription drug solution, if the situation demands it.

Scarring Alopecias:

Treatment of hair loss from scarring can vary depending on how damaged the skin is. Surgery, or a treatment of drugs can possibly promote growth in the affected areas.

Prescription Treatment

Nourkrin and Propecia have shown to promote and increase hair growth for those suffering from the several hair loss types above.

You can find these and many more prescription drugs on Canada Drugs Direct and a great low price.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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