Have you recently been seeing a lot of hair around you? On your clothes, sofa, pillow, and even in your food? Combing hair freaks you out because a bunch of hair will just come off ? Hair fall is a very common problem among both males and females.
Yes, you heard it right. Usually, when we talk about baldness, we are more focused on male pattern baldness. But be very clear that baldness is equally observed in women.
Sometimes it is a seasonal issue and goes away on its own. At times, it can last longer and become horrifying when you start observing bald patches. Hair loss is not only limited to the scalp, but it can be seen all over the body.
This type of baldness happens with age or can have many other causes. It gets severe when you do not take it seriously and leave it untreated. If you are confused that whether your hair fall is temporary or you need some medical treatment Read ahead.
You can identify a serious hair loss condition from regular hair fall if you notice any of the following symptoms;
• The hair on the top of your head starts getting thinner.
• In men, the hairline begins to recede forming an M shape on the forehead
• M shapes are specific to men however women can get broad foreheads because of hairline receding backward
• You may also get coin sized circular bald spots which continue to grow bigger
• You’re experiencing hair loss at body parts other than the scalp, like eyebrows, lashes, etc.
• You are getting red scaly patches on the skin where you lose hair.
If you have recently observed any of these symptoms, do not worry. You just need to consult a good doctor who can guide you towards treatment methods. But do keep in mind before you choose an appropriate treatment, you must identify the root cause of your condition.
Here we’ve enlisted some main causes of hair loss
Hair loss has some broad spectrum of causes, which makes it a bit difficult to prevent. However, once you know what is causing your condition, many treatment options are available.
Age is the most commonly known factor of hair loss. As you age, your hair becomes thin and eventually start falling off.
Baldness is more common in males. Moreover, men are prone to early age hair loss. Whereas, for females, this condition may delay for a while.
Also, keep in mind that if hair loss runs in your family genes, you are at risk of getting it later in life.
Hormones play a significant role in maintaining healthy hair. If you are going through hormonal disturbances like pregnancy, postpartum, or menopause, you might start losing a lot of hair.
Similarly, in males, hair follicles are activated by testosterone. As levels of testosterone decrease with age, you’ll start losing hair.
If you are suffering from hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone) or hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone), you’ll lose hair.
Any physical or emotional stress can lead to hair loss. This can be temporary and controlled with some healthy lifestyle changes.
Deficiency of proteins and fats can cause hair damage and baldness. Moreover, biotin, copper, vitamin D, C, and A are also vital for good hair.
Some strong medications like chemotherapy can cause hair loss.
Some chronic diseases like renal disease, diabetes, or irritable bowel syndrome can also be causative of hair loss.
If you have one or more such conditions, you should consult a doctor immediately. Who wants to be embarrassed because of baldness when some excellent treatment options are available.
If you have temporary hair loss some preventive measures and home remedies are seen helpful like;
• Do not tie your hair very tight
• Avoid heat or chemical treatments
• Wash with gentle shampoos
• To avoid the effects of chemotherapy, ask your surgeon about cooling caps.
Some oral medicines, lotions, and hair oils are also available to treat hair loss. They are found helpful up to some extent, but if the condition persists, cosmetic surgery is the only solution left.
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure where hair from the back of your head is moved to the bald spots. It is a surgical procedure that gives you the mane of your dreams. Usually, two types of hair transplant techniques are used:
In slit grafting, a slit of follicles is transplanted from the back of the scalp to bald spots. Each graft consists of 4-10 hair follicles.
If your bald spots are not huge and you need minimal coverage, micrografts are for you. Here 1-2 hair follicles are grafted at one time.
So, if you have any thinning or loss of hair, you are a suitable candidate for hair transplant. On the other hand, if you do not have enough donor sites, it is difficult to get a transplant.
Want to know its procedure?
The procedure is done under local anesthesia, so it is painless. Next, your surgeon will take out a strip of hair using the follicular unit transplantation technique. This strip will then be cut into units using lens and knife. The transplantation of units then takes place.
The other technique is follicular unit extraction, where hair follicles are cut directly from donor sites through tiny incisions. Your surgeon will make small holes at the target area at putting each unit in it.The incisions are closed with stitches, and your scalp will be bandaged. Hundreds of hair are transplanted in a single session, but you’ll need 3-4 sessions to get a full scalp transplant.
You’ll have a downtime of 10-12 days. After that, you can resume your daily routine. Your scalp will hurt, and you’ll be prescribed antibiotics and painkillers.
You might notice some hair fall within 2-3 weeks. Do not worry about it; you’re not going bald again. It’s just making room for new hair to grow. You’ll be able to see some great results within 8-12 months
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