Suffering from Hair Loss? Here are Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
If you are suffering from excessive hair fall, then we know the feeling of distress it can cause. Though hair loss is a widespread problem people face irrespective of age and gender, it is still a matter of grave concern and anxiety. Many times it also leads to depression, low confidence, and inferiority complex in people. If you are experiencing hair loss or alopecia (an autoimmune disease that leads to hair loss in small patches), there could be several reasons ranging from inheritance to hormonal changes.
It is normal if you are losing 100-150 hair strands a day. But when you see hair all over your room, then it needs your attention. Usually, in typical cases, new hair replaces the lost hair without much delay. But, sometimes, you won’t see it happen, and it can continue to fall until you are left with no hair. Most of the time, when hair loss starts, we take it casually, thinking it to be a temporary problem. We become serious only when we see thinning of hair or broadening hairlines.
Patterns of Hair Loss
For some people, hair loss affects only the scalp, and for some, it affects the facial hair and other body parts. In addition, there is a difference between average hair loss from hair breakage and hair loss due to a reduction in hair growth.
Hair loss can be a temporary or a permanent problem. It can happen gradually or all of a sudden, and when it occurs doesn’t stop unless you opt for a remedy, and sometimes even remedies do not work. However, it is always better to seek a haircare expert’s help or look for some established treatment method instead of sitting idle and feeling depressed, making it worse. Seeking professional assistance would give you an insight into the fundamental problem of hair thinning and balding. Trichologists, dermatologists, or a professional in hair fall and regrowth treatment can help you with the process of prevention and cure.
Symptoms Of Hair Loss
The most common symptoms of hair loss are:
- Gradual thinning at the forehead or receding hairline
- Circular patchy bald spots or alopecia
- Loosening of hair
- Patches of scaling due to an infection
- Full-body hair loss due to medical treatments like chemotherapy
What are the Causes of Hair Loss?
Below are the most common causes of hair loss:
- Hormonal changes
- Medications and radiation therapy
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Poor nutrition
- Medical conditions
- Sudden weight loss
- Some hair-care products
- Excessive hairstyling
- Vitamin deficiency
- Pollution and toxic water used to wash hair
- Lifestyle habits
There is no fixed cure for hair loss, and if it is hereditary, it mostly becomes inevitable. However, if you follow a good hair care regime, you can prevent your hair from thinning. The very first rule is always to treat your hair gently. Avoid excessive use of hair styling products, rollers, curlers, blowers, hairdryers, straighteners, etc. Even excess washing, use of harsh shampooing, conditioning, and rubbing of hair can damage your hair, resulting in hair loss. Refrain from everything that treats your hair harshly.
Furthermore, it is better to avoid tight buns, ponytails, braids, or any hairstyles that can pull your hair and put too much pressure on it. It can damage the hair follicles in the long run. Too much of anything is bad for healthy hair. Apart from all that we have discussed till now, it is also vital to take a diet rich in protein and iron that will contribute to hair growth.
Hair loss is just like any other medical condition, and you can always consult with hair care professionals when in a problem. With the right kind of treatment, in some cases, you can turn your loss into growth. Some hair losses are treated with medications, while some need surgeries like hair transplantation and scalp reduction. Low-level laser device treatment is another effective solution. Many studies claim it can even increase hair density.
Hair loss is a common problem, and in recent times, due to bad weather conditions, pollution, poor quality diet, excessive hair styling, lifestyle disorders, it has become even more distressing. Although hereditary hair loss does not have any permanent cure, one can still control the damage to a large extent with the right hair-care attention and some corrections in lifestyle habits. Maintaining hair hygiene, the use of mild hair care products, the inclusion of a protein-rich diet, and taking treatments for the existing causes of hair loss like hormonal imbalance, stress, thyroid, etc., can be of great help while tackling hair loss and regrowth.
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