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These are some interesting questions that most of us wonder - Why does our hair turn gray? What's happening to my hair? Why do we care so much about our hair? And most importantly, Why do we lose our hair?

Our hair much like skin is a sign of vitality, life, and youth. For a lot of us, when we see our hair thinning, it can be very disturbing. That feeling of not being as youthful and vital as we used to be is never great. And some women may get the sense that they're not supposed to lose their hair. Although women do in fact experience different hair loss patterns than men they still do lose hair.

So Why Does This Happen? What Are The Factors Here?

So if you had to divide and ask yourself, “What can I do to improve my chances of not losing my hair from a personal stance?” The first thing is going to be dealing with your stress.


Stress is proven to make hair turn gray. You want to try to eliminate stress as much as you can in your life. While that's easier said than done, there are some things you can do and that includes meditation, walks, learning to cope with stress.


The second factor you're going to look at is to try to improve how you're aging. A lot of our hair is “pre-programmed” to die. It goes through this phase of senescence which happens when our hair and other cells are told by our body that they're no longer needed. Once this communication happens, a pre-programmed cycle turns the hair either white or gray and then dies. So, if you want to prolong this process you're going to want to work on multiple levels. To delay the aging process you should start by improving daily life like having healthy habits, exercising, taking the right supplements and getting enough sleep.


And then the final way of improving your hair loss is understanding how your hormones work and how to effectively treat them. For men, understanding your hormones tends to be an easier process. Some men are gonna have DHT. DHT is a sex hormone that is a derivative of testosterone, but excess amounts of this hormone can affect the hair follicle.

So if you can “put up a barrier,” consider it like a sea wall  that can be either propecia or saw palmetto or even a combination of both. Putting up these barriers can sometimes reverse the hair loss but I think mostly it is more preventive.

For women it's going to be a little bit more complex. Some women will have some elements of male pattern hair loss while some women may have other aspects of it. Finding out about your hormonal profile is going to be helpful. It's important to find out what we are looking at.

There are also other factors for hair loss like nutritional deficiencies or neurologic conditions. But I think for most patients, they are going to be in category one, two, or three which is going to be- aging, hormonal, or stress.