There are several factors that can influence the rate of hair growth. These include:

  1. Genetics: A person’s genes determine the rate of growth of their hair.
  2. Gender: Hair tends to grow faster in males compared to females.
  3. Age: Hair typically grows fastest between the ages of 15 and 30. Some hair follicles may stop growing as a person gets older, which is why hair may become thinner or start to fall out as people age.
  4. Nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy hair.

Telogen Effluvium (TE) hair loss occurs when stress pushes hair follicles into the telogen (resting) phase of the hair growth cycle prematurely, resulting in up to 70% of the hair on the scalp shedding within about 2 months.

People with this condition often notice hair falling out in clumps. While this is most noticeable on the scalp, it can also affect any part of the body. Common causes of TE hair loss include:

  • Childbirth
  • Prolonged high fever
  • Severe infection
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Inadequate protein intake


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