What Causes Baldness?

What Causes Baldness

If your hair just started to lose or you are already bald, there is still a way to replace your hair or cover up your bald plate.

When you are slowly getting bald, you may feel like you are the only one experiencing this. However, you are not alone. The baldness affected almost everywhere around the world. It is estimated that over 56 million people are affected with hair loss in the United Sates itself and out of which 21 million of sufferers are women.

What Causes Baldness?

The study reveals that everyone loses about 50 – 100 hairs every day from their head. You may see this when you brush/ comb, shower or even on your clothes. These are normal; the shedding hairs are replaced with a new hair each day. However, if you feel that your hair has become noticeably getting thinner all of a sudden then you should consider approaching your doctors about changing your diet and adopt a new lifestyle.

There are many factors that cause hair loss.  Some of such common causes are-  

Genetics (Heredity)

The genetic factor is the most common causes of hair loss. The Genetic baldness is not a disease, but a naturally caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process. The genetics hair loss usually triggered into the different parts of the scalp depending upon the gender, their age and even among the siblings hair loss patterns differently within the family.

Medical condition

If the hair loss, thinning or breakage is sudden then it can be caused by a medical condition. There are wide ranges of medical conditions that can cause your hair to fall. Some of those conditions include- Lupus, thyroid problems, Cancer, Late-stage of syphilis, HIV, Pituitary gland or any other ongoing severe chronic illness.


Studies show that there is a certain connection between stress and hair loss. However, not all stress will cause you to lose hair. Short term stress like everyday stress will not affect your hair, but when the stress is severe like it causes you to lose your sleep or changes appetite and raises the level of stress hormone then it will cause an unavoidable damage to your hair as well as to your health overall.


The actual purpose of medication is to treat our health condition. However, mostly they carry unwanted side effects with them. There are certain drugs or medicines that contribute to hair loss. Some drugs can interfere with the normal cycle of hair growth and cause hair loss. Some of the medication that caused hair loss are- Acne medication, Blood thinners, antidepressants, steroids, high blood pressure, chemotherapy, mood stabilizers, immunosuppressant medication or any other antibiotics and antifungal medication.


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