A strand of hair has an average life cycle of 4 to 6 years. Subsequently, production at the root of the strand stops, and leaves itself to rest. The rest time lasts for approximately 4 months. Afterwards, the root is restimulated and production starts again. This is a cycle. Between 70 and 100 hairs per day begin to rest and fall. These numbers are considered as normal. If you lose 100 to 150 hairs a day, if there’s more hair on your brush than normal after having brushed your hair, or if you have more hair in your hand than normal after having washed your hair, or if you get 3 to 5 strands when you pull the washed and dry hair, you face a problem of hair loss and this situation needs to be paid attention to. The causes of hair loss in men could be very different. These are:
1- Genetic Factors:
This kind of hair loss is chronical. This hair loss in men, is usually genetic and more than 50% of the society face it. By early diagnosis, baldness is suspended.
2- Wrong Feeding Habits:
Hair is a ‘living’ organ; it needs to be fed and become bloodstained too. Long-term hunger, eating one type of food, irregular eating habit and malnutrition, and consuming food which contains a high amount of carbohydrate, affect hair loss. Hair that falls out due to nutritional causes, is another factor affecting hair loss.
3- Stress and Depression:
As excessive stress causes physical and psychological diseases, it causes hair loss as well. Anxiety, depression, psychoses and medicines used in the treatment of these psychological diseases, could affect the hair and cause hair loss.
4- Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency:
In the condition wherein blood lacks some vitamins and minerals (like B12, Vitamin D, biotin, folic acid, zinc and iron) which are important for hair, your hair cannot be fed. You could face hair loss.
5- Skin Diseases:
If hair is affected by disorders like fungus, lichen planus, cutaneous disease, acne, eczema and excessive oily skin, hair loss could become unavoidable. Mostly, hair loss originating from the skin, shows up after the diseases held by the skin affect the scalp.
6- Thyroid Gland Diseases (Hyperthyroidism and Hypo): Hair loss could be one of the early findings of thyroid gland disorders and after the ‘Thyroid Hormone’ treatment of your disease, hair loss stops.