These are the reasons why you lose your hair, according to doctors

It's happening to you lately and you're starting to worry. You come out of the shower and it seems that you have bathed with a poodle, when you pass the brush you leave so much hair behind you that you think that maybe a part of your head, at this point, it is completely bald. You can always blame autumn. You don't really have to worry too much, because we all lose hair from time to time, but when stop being normal?

"On average we lose 50 to 100 hairs a day" explains the American dermatologist Francesca Fusco in 'Prevention', usually because it is going through different cycles. Do not assume that you are the only person who is going through something like that, in fact hair loss is extremely common in women, more and more. Even so, it is quite true that it can affect people emotionally according to a study conducted in 2015, who concluded that, being so closely identified with femininity could affect self-esteem (especially of women, of course), depressing and impeding social relations. The bottom line is that if you have a problem, know how to stop it and find out what is the cause of your Hair loss.

Thyroid problems

They are common in women, especially over 50 years. According to the latest studies, one in eight will develop throughout their lives a disorder of this gland that is at the base of the neck and that is responsible for producing thyroid hormone. This, in turn, is responsible for everything from the basal metabolic rate to the growth of skin, nails and, bingo, hair.

When the body does not have the correct amount (either due to hiccups or hyperthyroidism), certain changes can be noticed. The positive point is that with a blood test you can measure if something does not go as it should, and your GP would then have to prescribe a medication to restore levels to normal.

Iron absence anemia

The lack of iron might seem like a unusual reason for hair loss, but the truth is that it can happen, especially to women. When they have abundant periods or do not eat enough rich foods in this element they could suffer this deficiency, and the symptoms are many and very diverse: extreme fatigue, weakness, pale skin, difficult to focusheadaches, cold hands and feet and, again, Hair loss.

Hair loss can affect self-esteem, depress and hinder social relationships, although we lose 50 to 100 hair daily

Fortunately you can also do a blood test to measure ferritin (protein that stores iron in the body) and thus diagnose anemia. The treatment is simple: eat beef, pork, fish, cereals and foods rich in vitamin C.

Psoriasis or dandruff

If your scalp does not pass its best, it could also have a lot to do with finding so many hairs on your brush. Inflammation and skin conditions (Seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, psoriasis or other infections such as ringworm) lead to hair loss. If you notice red spots or yellowish and white scales on your skin, an exam of the scalp will help you determine what you have, sometimes even a biopsy or a culture could help you. And if you have inflammation or itching consult your dermatologist to make sure that it is not about a more serious skin condition. Each condition requires something different, from a dandruff shampoo to light therapy for psoriasis.


Is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its healthy tissues. Its symptoms include extreme fatigue, headaches, oral ulcers, inflamed and painful joints, swelling in feet and hands and, effectively, hair loss.

If you have broken the ends could mean that you are surpassing with the use of dryer and iron and, ultimately, with the care of your hair

In these cases it must be a rheumatologist who examines your joints for signs of inflammation. A blood test may also help. The rash on the scalp is likely to be treated with a topical cream.


Studies have shown that excessively rapid or significant thinning could trigger hair loss, because you deprive your body of certain nutrients, including proteins. If you are not trying to lose weight and still drop all your pants, it is recommended that you do a blood test to see what is behind it.

If, on the other hand, you are trying to lose weight, it is best to talk with a specialist about vitamin deficiency that could be behind your lost. Whatever the reason, there is the possibility of tackling the problem and getting it to grow again.

Excessive care

Sometimes, your hair fights against too many enemies: dryers, irons, excessive washing… This can damage it and cause its breakage and loss. The test to find out if that is the problem is simple, if you have broken ends (a few small bulbs at the ends) could mean that you are surpassing yourself. The solution is simple, avoid the use of devices that overheat the hair, minimize its use and if you use gels or sprays do not wait for your hair dries, it will harden and is more likely to break.

How can other causes be, from genetic factors at menopause or polycystic ovary syndrome, depending on your condition, it is best to check if you really lose a lot of hair and consult your GP. As you can see, whatever the reason, there are ways to combat it to be able to return to wear the blow you once had.