Causes Excessive Hair Loss During Menstruation?
I am 15 years old. During menstruation why many of my hair falls out. Please answer and thank you.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Before proceeding, please note that in humans, it is still very normal for a person's hair to fall to 100 strands per day. In some cases, it may even fall off 150 strands and is still considered normal. So that the so-called fall is the condition of the fall of hair on the head with the amount of more than 100-150 strands per day.
There are various causes of hair loss, both those related to menstruation and those that are not, namely:
Lack of nutrients such as zinc and protein
Influence of hormones
Drug side effects
Psychological factors such as stress, depression, and other stresses
Other medical conditions such as high blood sugar levels, high thyroid hormone levels
Regarding your question, it isn't always women who are menstruating experience hair loss. But this can happen because of the influence of hormones. Another possibility could be the effect on menstruation indirectly. For example, because your period becomes painful, stressed, or experiencing a bad mood, then the feeling of stress and bad mood is what causes hair loss. And another possibility could just be because of other things that are not related to menstruation at all.
For this reason, we recommend that you consult your dermatologist for a direct view of your problem. The dermatologist will then do a test to make sure that you really experience hair loss, and choose the best therapy for you.
Meanwhile, avoid stress, cigarette smoke, pollution and don't concern yourself too much with your hair. Counting each strand of hair that can fall can make you stress, not confident, and lead to more hair loss. Then avoid dyeing the hair first, drying the hair, and tying the hair too tightly. So, hopefully answering your question.