Below we have explained the main and common causes that lead to hair loss both in men and women:


Causes of hair loss

For a proper metabolism, enzyme production, hormone secretion and flawless functioning of its different parts, human body needs vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and particularly minerals are called the "spark-plugs of life" and they function in all biochemical activities of the human body. For instance, our body uses zinc to produce digestive enzymes, to make the hormone (TRH) that signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormones, to convert the protein we eat into amino acids, including tyrosine which powers the thyroid hormone production, and to do lots of other things. Likewise, calcium functions in the repair of bones and teeth and also in the activity of the central nervous system. Iron is used to produce red blood cells, and magnesium to regulate the heartbeat, the blood pressure and many other vital functions. Therefore, any imbalance (deficiency or overload) in minerals can create disorder in the activity of a part of the body and cause all kinds of diseases ranging from diabetes and obesity to hair loss.

For instance, if there is a person who suffers from insomnia, it means that this person's body lacks certain elements that contribute to the calming of the central nervous system and the relaxation of muscles and/or it has an overload of certain minerals that stimulate the nervous system and the brain, both of which consequently stop a person from relaxing and going to sleep.

A person's body requires certain amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, and other nutrients to maintain the health of hair and the growth of new hair wasps (normally, each person loses 50 to 75 wasps of hair per day). An imbalance of these nutrients in human body results in hastening hair loss and slowing down hair regrowth. This is one of the most basic causes of hair loss in both men and women and it has to be reviewed from two aspects: (A) deficiency of vitamins and minerals; (B) overload of certain minerals

Unfortunately, most doctors are not aware of the role that the case of mineral overload plays in hair loss and other ailments. Therefore, to treat hair loss, they prescribe different varieties of multivitamin and mineral pills. This is while, in a lot of individuals, hair loss is caused by an overload of certain elements in their bodies, and taking such supplements does not slow their hair loss; instead, it further disturbs the balance of mineral levels, evolving into other difficulties.

Below we will be reviewing the relation between the deficiency or overload of vitamins and minerals with hair loss:

(A) Deficiency of vitamins and minerals:

Hair is called a soft tissue, and is also considered a connective tissue of the body. It is similar in composition to skin, fingernails, toenails and other connective tissue. These tissues require many nutrients, particularly B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and E, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, bioavailable copper and others.

Nowadays, due to poor nutrition and the reduction of food quality (resulting from a decline in the quality of farm soils, and from using hormones in producing fruits and vegetables and in fattening livestock and poultry), there is a lack of certain vitamins and minerals in most people. Also stress, physical exertion, consumption of alcohol and other things have increased body's needed proportion of some vitamins and minerals.

Those people whose hair loss is caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies need to use food supplements for a while to make up for their deficiencies.

An important point in diagnosis is which minerals or vitamins are lacking in the body, so that the required supplements with certain doses are prescribed accordingly. Our experience tells us that one of the best ways to identify and assess body's nutritional needs is "hair tissue mineral analysis".

Needless to say, unauthorized use of food supplements may produce undesirable effects.

(B) Overload of certain minerals and its relation with hair loss

Copper Toxicity

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vitally important for both physical and mental health and has a number of important functions in the human body. The problem usually occurs when there is too much of it in the soft tissues of the body.

Copper is required to fix calcium in the bones and to build and repair all connective tissue. This includes the tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, nails, arteries, veins and a few other tissues. Imbalances can contribute to osteoporosis, bone spurs, and almost all conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

Most women and men who are losing their hair have a copper imbalance. Often those with hair loss have symptoms of copper imbalance such as weakness, migraines or other headaches, PMS, mood swings, depression, sexual dysfunctions or others.

Vegetarian diets are also known to worsen copper imbalances. Anyone who becomes zinc deficient usually develops excessive copper.

Nowadays, copper toxicity has turned into one of the main causes of hair loss and even some other conditions, but, unfortunately, it is not given proper attention by GPs. For more on copper, read Copper Toxicity Syndrome on this website.

Iron Overload

Iron is a vital trace mineral for the human body and it has numerous roles such as producing hemoglobin, contributing to energy and catalase production, and many others.

With modern diet, iron deficient cases have become rare, instead, excess iron is frequently observed in both men and women.

Iron overload intensifies the production of free radicals and makes individuals deficient in vitamins that have antioxidant effects, such as vitamin C, E and some other vitamins like B6, etc. Deficiency in such vitamins is followed by hair loss.

Another way that excess iron damages the body is by replacing other vital minerals causing enzyme dysfunction. Understanding this requires knowledge of the concept of preferred minerals. It basically states that all enzymes in the body have ideally a certain mineral in each binding site that allows the enzyme to function most efficiently.

Excess iron replaces other vital minerals such as zinc, copper manganese, and many others in hundreds of enzyme binding sites. This causes the enzymes to malfunction and leads to many physical and emotional symptoms.

Conditions in which iron can be a factor include diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Others include chronic infections, hair loss, hypothyroidism, hyperactive behavior, violence and many more conditions.

Among the causes of excess iron, which is so common these days, one could point to the excessive use of red meat, eggs and other iron resources, as well as drinking alcoholic drinks, orange juice or vitamin C along with food, smoking tobacco, unauthorized use of food supplements containing iron and many other things. Moreover, many children are born with excess iron in their body, which is a result of excessive use of iron resources by their mothers during pregnancy. For more on Iron, read Iron Overload article on this website.

Calcium deposits in the hair follicles

Another imbalance seen on a few hair mineral analyses is a buildup of what is called metastatic or biounavailable calcium in the soft tissues of the body, which can include the skin and hair follicles. This could also cause dysfunction of the hair follicles and hair loss. For more on Calcium, read Calcium article on this website.


Hair is composed of keratin, a protein substance. One must have adequate protein in the diet, and one must digest and utilize that protein in order to properly nourish the hair. If the diet is low in protein, the body may "sacrifice" the hair because it is a less essential tissue of the body.

This cause helps explain hair loss in cases of protein starvation, but it can occur just with a low protein diet, or a vegetarian diet of lower quality proteins such as tofu, seeds or beans, for example.

In Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis test the Phosphorus level is an indicator of protein metabolism and its synthesis in the body.


The thyroid gland produces several very important hormones. The major one is called thyroxine, tetra-iodothyronine or T4.The thyroid also seems to produce a little tri-iodothyronine or T3. Most of this hormone, however, is made elsewhere in the body. It also produces a hormone called calcitonin that helps regulate calcium in the body. It tends to reduce serum calcium levels.

A low thyroid causes dry, brittle and usually falling hair. Reasons for thyroid imbalance include low iodine, selenium, manganese, high mercury or copper, other toxic metals in the body, or high levels of the iodine antagonists – bromine, fluorine and chlorine. Rarely, other factors are important such as infections like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and others.

All of these are very common today. The answer is not to take thyroid hormones, in our experience. These are very rarely needed. Instead, a properly designed nutritional balancing program will correct the problem and restore normal thyroid function. In fact, taking replacement thyroid hormones slows or even stops full healing.

On hair mineral analyses, a low thyroid is revealed by a slow oxidation rate, and more specifically by an elevated calcium/potassium ratio.  Hormone levels and thyroid status can also be determined by TSH, T4 and T3 blood tests.

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The adrenal glands are round disc-shaped glands about 3-4 inches across. One sits atop each kidney, located on either side of your lower back, just above where the ribs end. The adrenal glands secrete a number of hormones that prepare our bodies to respond to stress. These include adrenalin, also called epinephrine, noradrenalin, also called norepinephrine, cortisol and cortisone. The adrenal glands also produce aldosterone, estrogens, testosterone, progesterone, pregnenelone and DHEA.

These hormones regulate many body activities, which include increasing the amount of glucose or sugar in the blood, raising blood pressure, regulating the digestive system, sexual functioning, and promoting increased energy production. There are many other effects of the adrenal hormones.

Fatigued adrenals cannot secrete as much hormones as possible, so the level of the mentioned hormones drops in human body. Consequently, it slows down metabolism in the body, a symptom of which is hair loss. Other symptoms include fatigue and muscle weakness, decreased tolerance to cold, poor circulation, low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia), low blood pressure, allergies, apathy or depression, low stamina, low self-esteem due to low energy output, need for excessive amounts of sleep, low libido and many others.

Unfortunately, few doctors are well-informed about illnesses related to adrenal fatigue.

The causes that lead to adrenal fatigue include: excessive use of sugar, alcohol and caffeine-containing beverages, vitamins and minerals deficiency (such as deficiency in Vitamin C, E, B complex, Selenium Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, etc., which are required for the adrenal glands for their normal activities), copper toxicity, stress, lack of sleep, and many others.

On hair mineral analyses, sodium/potassium(NA/K) ratio indicates adrenal activity, adrenal status, immune response, and kidney function. Adrenal status can also be determined by Saliva blood test.

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5. Dihydrotestosterone Hormone (DHT)

As men become sexually mature and as they grow older, the conversion of testosterone hormone to dihydrotestosterone (commonly abbreviated to DHT) rises in some cases, which causes baldness and hair loss in men.

The level of this hormone can be determined by DHT blood test. Also in HTMA, when the sodium and potassium levels are high and calcium and magnesium levels are down, it indicates that the person's body is a Fast Oxidizer, or in other word, it shows the over-activity of thyroid or adrenal glands, in which case there is a possibility of high DHT levels in the body.


Anemia causes the blood, which contains oxygen and nutrients, not to reach hair roots and in time, hair roots get weakened. Among common causes for anemia is the lack of vitamins E, C, B6, B12 and folic acid in the body. Iron deficiency, according to diets, is rarely a contributing factor. In a lot of cases, anemia is a result of copper toxicity, which creates a disorder in iron metabolism and is erroneously mistaken for iron deficiency anemia. The case of anemia can be determined by CBC blood test.

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Toxic metals comprise a group of minerals such as cadmium, mercury, lead, arsenic, aluminum and others that have no known function in the body and, in fact, are harmful.Today mankind is exposed to the highest levels of these metals in recorded history. This is due to their industrial use, the unrestricted burning of coal, natural gas and petroleum, and incineration of waste materials worldwide. Toxic metals are now everywhere and affect everyone on planet earth. They have become a major cause of illness, aging and even genetic defects.

Toxic metals replace nutrient minerals in enzyme binding sites. When this occurs, the metals inhibit, overstimulate or otherwise alter thousands of enzymes. An affected enzyme may operate at 5% of normal activity. This may contribute to many health conditions. Toxic metals may also replace other substances in other tissue structures. These tissues, such as the arteries, joints, bones and muscles, are weakened by the replacement process.

Toxic metals enter human body in a number of ways, for instance, lead and cadmium by automobile exhaust fumes and polluted air, mercury by eating fish and other marine creatures, which is due to sea water's being polluted with mercury, and many other ways.

When toxic metal level in the body increases, it can give rise to many disorders including hair loss.

Toxic metals usually do not appear in a blood test unless the person is suffering with extreme poisoning. However they will show in the hair or finger nails if the person is suffering with slow, long term exposure to the metals. Therefore, hair mineral analysis is one of the best and simplest ways for detecting toxic metals in the body. Click here for more information about Toxic Metals.


As already said, the first and foremost step in treatment is diagnosing the causes of hair loss, which is why, beside blood test, we use another method called Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA). By running these tests, comprehensive information can be obtained about the causes of hair loss, such as determining the level of minerals and toxic metals, the status of protein metabolism, the type of body metabolism and the functioning of thyroid and adrenal glands.

After analyzing the result of the blood test, the HTMA and the content of the treatment form filled out by the patient, we can draw up a detailed treatment plan for the applicant. This treatment plan includes proper nutritional supplements for regulating the level of minerals and vitamins in the body, proper choice of hair growth stimulant solutions, medical herbs to help regulate body metabolism and hormone levels, etc. This procedure will not only cure hair loss and initiate hair regrowth, but it also regulates body metabolism, boosts the energy level and improves health. Click here to learn more about Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA).

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Mehrdad, Aged 35

After 5 Months


I'm so much into swimming and I've been swimming for years now. When my head started to thin out gradually, and I visited several specialists, they all believed it was due to the chlorine inside the swimming pool. For a while, I stopped going swimming and started to use hair loss treatment drugs. But my hairline kept receding. I got to know the Hair Awakening Clinic quite by chance. I went there and they started treating me as soon as they examined my hair. It's been just a short while, but my hair has grown back to normal and I've resumed going to the swimming pool on a fixed schedule.


Robert M, Aged 42

After 10 Months


I'm 41 years old. I was losing hair for a few years. I tested different hair regrowth solutions, but of no avail. I had become completely disappointed when I got acquainted with Dr. Danial Nasirzadeh. So I started therapy with him and I'm now fully satisfied with the treatment result.


R L, Aged 43

After 7 Months


I started the treatment with Dr. Nasirzadeh while I was depressed because of my hair loss, after 7 months of the treatment program the result is great and I'm so happy now. Many thanks to Dr Nasirzadeh for helping me to get my self confidence back.


Leonardo B, Aged 33

After 6 Months


Losing a lot of hair when taking a bath made me annoyed and anxious. Now I'm not losing hair anymore and a considerable part of my lost hair has regrown. I thank doctor Nasirzadeh for returning self-confidence to me.


Hossein, Aged 28

After 11 Months


I had dandruffs ever since I remember. In recent years, hair loss was added to it and the front part of my hair was almost empty of hair. I might be wrong, but I think a great part of the facial beauty depends on your hair. After undergoing the treatment, my dandruffs and my hair loss was completely cured and the hair in front of my head started to regrow.


N H, Aged 38

After 12 Months


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Siamak T, Aged 39

After 13 Months


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David B, Aged 25

After 6 Months


I started to go bald after my military service. I did everything I could to stop it. I even went to hair implant institutes, but got cold feet cuz it was damn too expensive and there was uncertainty about the consequences. A few months before my marriage, one of my fiancée's acquaintances introduced Hair Awakening Center to me and I started to get treatment from this center. Man, the result was amazing. At the wedding night, all friends and relatives were astonished by the view of my dense lush hair.


Vahid L, Aged 44

After 6 Months


It was about a year that I kept buying various anti-hair loss solutions or hair growth tonics from the drugstore round the corner of my workplace. I paid through my nose for some of them and each time the drugstore salesman suggested something newer and way more expensive. But they were of no use. I was gradually getting convinced that there is no escape from baldness when I happened to find Dr Nasirzadeh on the internet. I began treatment under the supervision of his clinic. Now it's been only 6 months since I started treatment, but I feel much younger with lots of my hair grown back in place.


Esfandyar K, Aged 46

After 5 Months


I was aboard a plane in one of my trips talking to the passenger sitting next to me when our talk drifted away to hair loss and getting bald. The gentleman having good lush hair told me he had been suffering from hair loss but that after his treatment with the Hair Awakening Clinic, he had not only stopped losing hair, but had all his hair back within less than a year. My curiosity made me take the address and visit this Clinic as soon as I could. It had hardly taken me 5 months than my hair returned to normal condition and there was no sign of hair loss whatsoever.


Max A, Aged 33

After 6 Months


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