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More Hair Loss Causes

Telogen Effluvium

There is another form of hair loss, one that is not caused by DHT called Telogen Effluvium, in which a greater number of hair follicles enter their resting phase. It can be triggered by radical physiological changes, ones that occur in cases such as illness, severe stress or hormonal changes (like the ones women experience after pregnancy). In this case hair loss increases, but there is no permanent damage to the follicles. They will resume their normal functioning state some time after that radical physiological change comes to an end. It may take several months, or even as long as a year, but eventually the follicles will resume their natural growth cycle and produce normal hair. Telogen Effluvium may be the cause of more intense hair loss but can not cause baldness.

Hair Loss Diseases

Hair loss can occur as a result of rare diseases where a person may end up loosing not only the hair on his head, but hair from other parts of his body, sometimes even all parts. Since these are not typical cases of hair loss we will not go into further details.

Nutrition and Hair Loss

Nutrition has a direct impact on skin cells, and therefore on hair follicles as well. Inadequate nutrition can be the cause of intensified hair loss, but a healthy balanced diet can't protect the follicles from DHT, and therefore can't prevent baldness. Lack of each of the following minerals and vitamins might be the cause of an increase in hairs loss:

• Zinc
• Magnesium
• Biotin
• B6
• B12

Any low protein diet can contribute to hair loss, so those of you out there who are on a diet should not cut back their protein consumption too much.

Inadequate nutrition may result in increased hair loss but will not make you go bald.