Causes of Hair Loss

Normally, hair loss is caused by heredity, hormones and age. Genetic makeup determines if hair follicles are sensitive to the DHT hormone (dihydrotestosterone), causing them to shrink.

This “shrinkage” results in overall thinning hair with time. In addition, the aging process can weaken the hair follicle and consequently the hair shaft. This causes thinning hair and balding – permanent hair loss. 

In addition, Hair loss is believed to be primarily caused by a combination of the following:

  • Aging
  • Change in Hormones
  • Illness
  • Family History of Baldness
  • Burns
  • Trauma

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