This problem is doesn’t fully understood today. We may only relate it to some factors, such as: heredity, various medical conditions and using of some medications.
So, what medical condition may cause hair loss?
- Hormonal changes (as pregnancy, childbirth, onset of menopause or thyroid problems) may cause temporary hair loss
- Autoimmune problems, when immune system attacks hair follicles and causes sudden non scaly patchy hair loss.
- Infections of the scalp, as ringworm, cause scaly patches hair loss.
- Other skin disorders, as lupus, sarcoidosis, lichen planus, may cause permanent hair loss at the scarred area.
- Drugs used for treating arthritis, cancer, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure, birth control pills, and vitamin A in high dosage.
- Physical or emotional shock
- Sudden weight loss
- High fever or surgery; and if scarring occurs there, hair loss could be permanent.
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Salmon (preferable wild Alaskan salmon)
- Sardines, herring or mackerel two or three times a week
- Two tablespoons of freshly ground flax-seeds per day on cereal or salads