Heredity Heredity or family history is the most commoncause for hair fall. You may get the genesthat cause hair fall from your mother’sor father’s side of the family. In this condition your hair turned to thin,soft and short. It is noticed that this problemmay show symptoms in your 20’s also. Thyroid DiseaseThyroid hormones play a major role whetherit is heart rate, your mood, oxygen consumptionrate, metabolism or growth of nail, skin andhair. Thyroid hormones should be in a balance stateneither more nor less. You can have a bloodtest to check the thyroid hormone level. Thedoctor may prescribe the necessary medicationto control the hormone level. PCOS/PCODHormonal imbalance is the reason for PolycysticOvary Syndrome or Polycystic OvaryDisease . PCOS produces a lot of male hormones in women’sbody. It causes infertility, miscarriage,irregular periods, cysts, hair growth on wholebody but hair loss on scalp. You may consultthe doctor for PCOS treatment. Anemia Women who don’t take enough iron-rich foodare prone to Anemia. Some women have heavyperiods or inadequate follic acid that causeAnemia. Anemia causes lack of Red Blood Cells and these RBCs carry Oxygen for cells throughoutthe body. When there is lack of oxygen to the hair follicles,hair becomes weak and hair fall increases. PregnancyDuring pregnancy there is peak in the hormoneestrogen that leads to heavy hair fall. Youmay become baldy during pregnancy but it istemporary. After child birth the hormone levelcomes to normal and hair growth starts. LupusLupus is an auto immune disease in which body’sown immune system attacks healthy tissues. Thinning hair is the very first symptom ofLupus. Hair loss is the result of inflammationof skin and scalp. MenopauseThere are heavy changes in the hormones levelas a woman reaches to Meopause. Estrogen hormoneis one of them. During that time Estrogen hormone level islow that leads to hair fall, if proper careis not taken. Lack of proteinOur hair is made of Keratin protein. Whenwe don’t have a protein–rich food, itdepeletes from our body that leads to brittlehair and weak strands. As strands become weakthey fall prematurely. This can happen about two to three monthsafter a drop in protein intakeDramatic weight loss due to DietingDramatic weight loss due to dieting may becomethe reason for hair fall. As you may not haveproper nutrients in your diet. This couldhappen even if the weight loss is ultimatelygood for you. It’s possible that the weightloss itself is stressing your body or thatnot eating right can result in vitamin ormineral deficiencies. Loss of hair along withnoticeable weight loss may also be a signof an eating disorder such as anorexia orbulimia. Excessive StylingExcessive styling in form of shampooing, dyeingand heat may become the reason for hair fall. Chemicals and heat weaken the hair, causingit to break and fall out.