Causes of Hair Loss

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Cause of Thinning Hair & Hair Loss

Understanding what causes hair loss is the first step to stopping it. While some people are genetically predisposed toward hair loss, also known as male- and female-pattern baldness, the problem can be accelerated by a number of factors, including

Genetics

By far, the most common cause of hair loss is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT shortens the growth phase of hair and causes hair follicles to shrink, producing progressively finer and fewer hairs until finally hair stops growing altogether. Some families have a strong genetic predisposition for fine or thinning hair due to DHT. There is a greater than 50% chance of receiving the hair-loss gene.

Hormonal Changes

A common cause of female hair loss is hormonal changes. These changes can result from a number of change-of-life events, such as reaching sexual maturity after puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Noticeable thinning of scalp hair occurs in about half of all women by age 50 as a result of hormonal changes.

Environmental Changes

By far, the most common cause of hair loss is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT shortens the growth phase of hair and causes hair follicles to shrink, producing progressively finer and fewer hairs until finally hair stops growing altogether. Some families have a strong genetic predisposition for fine or thinning hair due to DHT. There is a greater than 50% chance of receiving the hair-loss gene.