Understanding the Causes of Hair Loss: Is It Related to Piles?

Understanding the Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be in the form of either baldness or thinning hair. It is a terrible issue that can cause major psychological problems and self-esteem issues in individuals. This condition can occur due to various reasons:

  • Family History:

The most common cause of hair loss is androgenic alopecia, a hereditary condition that normally begins when a person starts aging. It is also called male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. It develops gradually and in predictable patterns.

  • Hormonal Imbalance:

The most common cause of androgenic alopecia is an excessive presence of the male hormone called androgen. They play a role in male and female pattern baldness. It weakens the hair follicles and reduces the lifespan of hairs.

  • Medications and supplements:

Hair loss can occur due to certain medications. These include drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.

Also Read: Hidden Link Between Piles, Stress & Hairloss

Hair Loss and Piles:

Piles (haemorrhoids) are enlarged blood vessels in and around the anus. They are normally caused by strain on the anus. This strain can be caused by stress. Stress can cause a strain in the blood vessels by increasing blood pressure. This pressure strains the anus during bowel movements which affects the blood vessels inside and outside of it. The more stress that a person experiences, the more severe his/her piles will be.

People who have hair loss often are under excess stress. Patients of alopecia have an increased presence of cortisol (the stress hormone) and a reduced amount of serotonin (a mood-stabilizing hormone) and this hormonal imbalance causes hair loss. Hair fall itself, can cause stress due to feelings of shame within the person.

Piles is caused by stress and this same stress can give rise to hair loss. This is seen often in piles patients who also suffer from hair loss. Patients of alopecia often have blood on the stools and that is also a symptom of piles. This is not a direct outcome of hair loss but due to the stress within the body that causes and is aggravated by hair loss. Therefore, we can say that stress is the common link between piles and hair loss.

How to Reduce Stress when you have Piles and Hair Loss?

Stress is a common cause of both of these conditions – piles and hair loss. Therefore, in order to treat both the patient’s stress levels need to be reduced. The best way to stop hair loss caused by stress from piles, is to treat piles.

Piles can be treated through lifestyle changes, medications and surgeries. Once it is treated, the patient will feel less stress which will cause his hair loss to stop.

If you have piles which is stressing you out and causing your hair to fall, then you should come to the Chennai Laser Gastro. We have the best piles doctor in Chennai. He will give you the best treatment for your particular situation, whether it be a lifestyle alteration, medication or surgery. The treatment will be stress-free which will also reduce and even halt your hair fall. Therefore, if you have both piles and hair loss, the Chennai Laser Gastro is the best piles clinic in Chennai for you.

Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran