Why Am I Going Bald? Five Reasons It Could Be Happening

For most men, baldness is something they are conscious about. It can happen at almost any stage of life, and to varying degrees. Many men embrace it, for many others it’s their biggest fear. 

But did you know that it can also be avoidable, and we don’t just mean by a trip to Turkey. 

Yes, there are many reasons as to why we might start going bald, some reasons are unavoidable, others rewly can be. So if you’re worried, understanding the reasons for it may help you to keep that head of hair for a little bit longer. 

Genetic Predisposition

Of course, firstly it could well be a case where it is genetic and it is largely unavoidable. If your parents or grandparents have experienced their hair thinning, then chances are that it could happen to you. 

However, looking after your hair and having the appropriate vitamins and minerals in your diet can slow that process down so is always worth looking into. 

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormone imbalances, and in particular an excess of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), can play a significant role in hair follicles to shrink in both males and females. This leads to finer hair and eventually completely prevents hair growth. Hormonal fluctuations in men often lead to this.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Onto things you can be more controlling of. Poor nutrition will cause all manner of health problems and hair loss isn’t excluded from that. A lack of iron, zinc, biotin and vitamin D can compromise hair follicles and lead to hair loss and thinning. 

Therefore, a well balanced, healthy diet is so important if you’re wanting to keep your hair looking sleek, fresh and bountiful. 

Stress and Telogen Effluvium

Stress is a huge trigger point for hair loss, whether that be physical or emotional. It can trigger a condition called telogen effluvium that disrupts normal hair growth and essentially cause more follicles to enter the resting phase.

That means it’s likely to fall out, leaving bald patches and thinning hair. It can grow back, but it’s important to ensure you look after your mental health and avoid stressful scenarios. Finding a stress management routine that works for you can aid with this. 

Alcohol Abuse

Finally, continuing with lifestyle choices, alcohol and indeed drug abuse can be a driving factor in preventing vital nutrients getting to your hair and thus impacting your hairline.

Visit one of the many private alcohol rehabs across the country and you can often see what years of abusing the substance has on your hairline. However, moderate consumption should not have a large impact on your hairline, it is worth noting.

There’s no doubt by abusing it though, it can cause nutrient deficiencies, increase stress and cause many other health problems, which will have an impact on your physical appearance, including hair.