Why does my hair fall out?
The two most common hair loss problems are androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium.
What is androgenetic alopecia?
It is a hair loss that affects:
- 45% of men from 40 years of age, increasing with age to 80% from 70 years of age
- 25% of women over 40 years of age, increasing with age to 54% after 70 years
Both phenomena do not respond to a single factor, but are the result of multiple intrinsic and external factors.
Genetic predisposition, hormonal fluctuations, emotional stress, aging and nutritional deficiencies are intrinsic factors that induce a micro-inflammation of the hair follicle.When the microinflammation is chronic, there is a dysregulation of the follicle stem cells that induce the premature catagen phase, which promotes cell death.
Factors such as pollution, exposure to bacteria and fungi, exposure to sunlight, beauty products and treatments that damage hair (lacquers, creams, ironing) or excess toxins induce oxidative stress, which favors the cell death.