Androgenetic Alopecia: This is the most common cause of hair loss and is often hereditary. In men, it typically presents as a receding hairline and thinning at the crown, while in women, it leads to diffuse thinning all over the scalp.
Telogen Effluvium: This is a temporary condition where a significant number of hair follicles shift into the resting phase prematurely due to stress, illness, pregnancy, surgery, or medications.
Alopecia Areata: This is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, leading to hair loss in small, round patches on the scalp or other parts of the body.
Nutritional Deficiencies: Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, such as iron, biotin, and certain vitamins, can lead to hair loss.
Physical and Emotional Stress: Physical trauma, such as a car accident or surgery, as well as emotional stress, can lead to a temporary increase in hair shedding.
Medical Conditions: Various medical conditions, such as thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and lupus, can cause hair loss as a secondary symptom.
Tight Hairstyles and Hair Practices: Excessive pulling and tension on the hair from tight hairstyles like braids, ponytails, or extensions can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.