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CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

THYROID CONDITIONS

Thyroid conditions are one of the most under-diagnosed culprits of hair loss, hair thinning and reduced hair growth. The good news is, hair loss resulting from a problem with your thyroid gland is not permanent, and can be reversed using the appropriate treatment and medications.

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CHEMOTHERAPY AND YOUR HAIR 

Receiving a cancer diagnosis may be one of the most upsetting events in a person’s life. The disease, so distressing in itself, is often made even more so by the possibility of losing your hair during chemotherapy.

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POSTPARTUM HAIR SHEDDING

Many women find that they rapidly lose a large amount of hair about 3-6 months after giving birth. Known as postpartum hair shedding, postpartum alopecia, or telogen effluvium, this can be a very distressing experience at an already stressful time.

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HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES AND HAIR SHEDDING  

Hormonal contraceptives (including birth control pills, coils, injections, patches and vaginal rings) work by adjusting the balance of hormones in your body. Because the growth cycle of your hair is influenced by hormones, your hair may be affected if you are using a hormonal contraceptive.

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MEDICATION & HAIR LOSS

In some people, certain medications and drugs can cause hair shedding. Likewise, overusing vitamin and/or mineral supplements can also sometimes cause hair shedding. In fact, these factors are some of the most overlooked causes of shedding (also known as telogen effluvium) that our experts see in the Philip Kingsley Clinics.

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STRESS & HAIR LOSS

Stress can and often does result in hair loss due to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is that stress, through a convoluted route, can increase your body’s production of adrenaline. This can then be converted into cholesterol, which is capable of raising your body’s level...

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GENERAL HEALTH AND YOUR HAIR 

Your hair is extremely sensitive to internal changes in your body. But why is this? Partly because hair cells are our second fastest growing cells, second only to intestinal cells.

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CHEMICAL PROCESSING AND HAIR LOSS

Can Colouring, Straightening or Perming Make My Hair Fall Out?

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