Hair Fall / Hair loss treatment.

Hair Fall / Hair loss treatment. Treatment By

Dr Nikunja Kumar Dash

MBBS, MD.(SKIN & VD). 14 years experience overall as Dermatologist , Venereologist & Leprologist.

Hair Fall / Hair loss treatment.

Symptoms and Causes

It's typical to lose some hair every day as part of your hair’s usual growth cycle. For most people, the lost hair grows back, and you maintain a full head of hair. But illness, hormonal changes, stress, aging and inherited conditions can interfere with your hair’s growth cycle. More hair falls out, but new strands don’t always grow back.

What is hair loss?

Most healthy people lose up to 100 strands of hair per day. As part of your hair’s growth cycle, new strands grow and take the place of the ones you shed.

When you start to shed more strands — and fewer or none grow back — the condition is considered alopecia (hair loss). There are several types of hair loss, and it can affect adults of any gender and even children. You may lose hair just on your head or from your body as well.

What are the types of hair loss?

Some types of hair loss are permanent, while others are temporary. The most common types of hair loss include:

Androgenic alopecia: This type of hereditary baldness can affect anyone (male pattern baldness or hair loss in women).
Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that results in hair loss from the head and body.
Telogen effluvium: This type of hair loss involves rapid shedding of hair in a short amount of time. It typically happens a few months after your body goes through something physically or emotionally stressful. It can also result from sudden hormonal changes.
Anagen effluvium: This very rapid hair loss occurs due to certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss has many possible causes. The most common include:

- Hereditary hair loss from genetics (genes you inherit from your parents).
- Fungal infections on the scalp.
- Hairstyles that pull the hair tightly (such as braids, hair extensions or tight ponytails).
- Haircare that may cause damage due to processing (including perms and bleach).
- Hormonal changes (such as pregnancy, childbirth or menopause).
- Medical treatment (such as chemotherapy and certain medications).
- Nutritional deficiencies (especially not getting enough iron or protein).
- Stressful events (like having surgery or losing a loved one).
- Thyroid disease.