Our bodies go through regular cycles where old bits die off and new bits grow to replace them. So, every day, we shed skin cells and some of our hair. Rather like plants and trees, we follow the seasons. When the weather is warn, we tend to see a growth spurt. Come the fall, more of our hair drops. This is all a symptom of the way the body reacts to changes in temperature by rises and falls in the hormone levels. Added to this is the general slowing down of the body due to aging. Each time hair grows back, it’s slightly thinner and so more likely to fall out quickly. So, when you put these together, you get more hair falling as the weather grows cooler and you get older. You should only ever think about using Propecia when you find that more of your hair is falling out than you would expect and that the characteristic pattern that is often associated with male baldness is generated.
What then should you be looking for? Sometimes large amounts of hair falls in response to an emotional or physical shock. The obvious example is chemo- or radiotherapy for cancer. Although there’s no positive evidence of everyday levels of stress causing hair loss, it never “hurts” to relax as much as possible. If you think there are environmental or emotional factors that may be contributing to the hair loss, you should take action to change your lifestyle and think calm thoughts. If your hair loss is patchy, this suggests a medical condition. Fungal and other infections can cause hair to fall. Never be confused into using Propecia.
First you should get a proper diagnosis and then a prescription for the necessary medication from your doctor. Hair loss can also be caused by thyroid and autoimmune problems. The list of possible causes is quite long. Since hair loss can be a response to quite serious medical disorders, you should always see a doctor. Put another way, don’t reach for Propecia just because you see more hair than you expect in the drain after a shower. There may be other reasons for this loss.