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Some Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss is caused by a variety of factors such as hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiency, excessive stress or poor nutrition.  Sometimes, you hair loss may simply be caused by a vitamin D deficiency.  There have already been studies that show that many people are deficient in this essential nutrient. 

The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed in numerous cells and tissues of the body.  Studies of people lacking these functional receptors have demonstrated the development of alopecia, or hair loss.  Also, lack of exposure to the sun guarantees vitamin D deficiency.

Hair loss can also result from deficiencies of the amino acid lysine, copper, and zinc.  Hair stands are composed of protein so your diet should contain foods that are rich in it.  Sometimes, hair loss simply indicates a hormonal imbalance.  The hormones of women start to decline in the 30's. 

Sometimes, it is the medications that you take that can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Some of the medications that can cause hair loss include blood thinners or anticoagulants, medicines used for gout, high blood pressure or heart problems, vitamin A, birth control pills and antidepressants. 

Sometimes, infections are the culprit.  There are certain fungal infections of the scalp that can cause hair loss in children and adults alike.  The good news is that the infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines.  Hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease such as lupus or diabetes.