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Physical stress

Temporary hair loss can be caused by any physical trauma - surgery, car accident or even the flu. The life cycle of hair consists of three phases: growth, dormancy and shedding. A very stressful situation disrupts the cycle, and as a result, a large part of the hair enters the shedding phase. It usually becomes noticeable three to six months after the injury, but will go away as the body recovers.


Pregnancy creates such a state of stress in the body that hair loss can begin (hormones are another reason). Women notice it most often after the birth of a baby, because the birth of a child is also a big shock to the body. If this has happened to you, don't worry, your hair will grow back soon. 

Antidepressants, blood thinners and other medications 

Several medications have been shown to cause hair loss. The most popular of these are various blood thinners, antidepressants, and ibuprofen, which is found in painkillers. If your doctor finds that one of the prescribed medications is contributing to hair loss, ask him to reduce the dose or suggest another medication. 

Too much vitamin A

Taking too much vitamin A through supplements or medications contributes to hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Adults and children over the age of 4 should get 5,000 international units of vitamin A per day, but supplements contain between 2,500 and 10,000 units. As soon as you start taking a lower dose of vitamin A, the hair loss should stop.

Protein deficiency

If you don't get enough protein in your diet, your body will stop hair growth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. This occurs approximately two to three months after the decrease in protein consumption. Keep in mind that there are several good sources of protein, such as fish, meat and eggs. 


Interestingly, female pattern baldness also exists. If the women in your family started losing their hair at a certain age, there is a good chance that the same thing will happen to you. Unlike men, women's hair usually does not recede - it just becomes noticeably thinner. 

Emotional stress

It causes hair loss less often than physical stress, but it tends to happen after major emotional experiences. In most cases, it does not cause, but simply aggravates some other cause of hair loss. Sooner or later it will go away by itself, but it is recommended to deal with the cause of stress. 


Almost 10% women between the ages of 20 and 49 suffer from iron deficiency anemia, which is easily corrected. Have blood tests to see if you have this type of anemia. If so, you can make up for it with iron supplements or use greens, fruits, vegetables or berries that contain iron. 

Sudden weight loss

Its body is so traumatized that the hair can become thinner. This happens even if losing weight is good for your health, but it can also be one of the signs of anorexia or bulimia. 


It is a thyroid disease associated with iodine deficiency in the body. This can be detected by analysis. If you suffer from it, medicine will help you. As soon as they work, hair loss will stop. 

Vitamin B deficiency

This can be addressed with nutritional supplements as well as changes in the menu. Natural sources of vitamin B are fish, meat, starchy vegetables and fruits, except citrus fruits.

Female hormones

Hair loss can be caused by changing or stopping oral contraceptives. The same result can also occur with the onset of menopause. Male hormone receptors are activated on the scalp and hair follicles shrink, resulting in hair loss. If the new birth control pills are to blame, ask your doctor for a different one. Stopping their use may also cause more hair loss, but this is temporary. 

Polycystic ovary syndrome

It is an imbalance of female and male hormones. Increased levels of male hormones lead to cysts, weight gain, increased risk of diabetes, changes in the menstrual cycle, infertility, as well as hair loss, although it may begin to grow more on the body and face. This can be resolved by starting treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome. 

Hair styling

Over the years, excessive styling and use of products can lead to hair loss. Examples include tight braids, perms, perms, or any other treatment with chemicals or high temperatures. Since many of these treatments affect the root of the hair, it may never grow back. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends avoiding harsh hair treatments, using conditioner after each wash, letting your hair dry on its own, and minimizing exposure to heat.


In the hair transplant and skin health center Rubenhair Baltics, hair loss and hair are treated by experienced trichologists Dr. Lāsma Lapiņa and Dr. Yevgenia Chumakova. A trichologist is a doctor who specializes in hair loss, hair treatment and scalp treatment. Before starting medical therapy, it is essential to find out the cause, because without knowing the cause, the medical therapy may turn out to be ineffective. To understand the cause, the doctor orders blood tests, analyzes scalp scrapings, draws up a trichogram. After establishing the diagnosis during the repeat visit, based on the results of the previous consultation and analysis, the doctor offers a therapeutic course. This includes the use of medications and medicated cosmetics, advice on diet and lifestyle changes, as well as injections into the hairy part of the head. It is mesotherapy consisting of vitamin cocktails and platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP - platelet rich plasma from English).

Improve your quality of life and apply for a consultation with our specialists who will provide comprehensive answers to your questions and determine the best course of treatment. Fill out the electronic form or call tel. +371 267 777 76 and we will contact you.

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