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Hair Loss & Hair fall: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body. However, losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal. But sometimes the hair loss extends this limit. With this kind of hair loss, you may end up with bald spots commonly found in men. In case of women, it is generally found that the hair on the top of the head slowly loses their thickness. Hair loss is a very common condition and affects most people at some point of time in their lives. Hair loss from breakage of the hair shaft is different than hair loss due to decreased hair growth.

Causes of Hair loss:

As it is the case with any other problem, trying to go to the root of the problem is the best solution for arresting hair loss. First, we have to know the original causes that lead to our hair loss that will be able to help us stop hair loss & hair fall, thinning and baldness. Both men and women are affected by this problem and should be better informed on the reasons why they are losing their hair. That will enable them to choose the right hair loss remedy that is specific to them. A few causes could be:

Hereditary factor

Imbalance of hormones, androgens and estrogens

Internal health issues like Diabetes or Lupus

Genetic hair loss

Side effect due to high dosage of medicines

Overactive and or underactive thyroid may cause heavy hair loss & hair fall in both men and women.

Lack of maintaining the adequate protein intake

Due to fungal infection like ringworm of the scalp

Stress may trigger acute hair loss

Chemical Hair style treatments like dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, relaxers and permanent wavers

Deficiency of Vitamin B in the body

Gradual weight loss

Autoimmune disorders may affect body including the hair follicles

Excessive intake of Vitamin A supplements

Symptoms of Hair Loss:

The following are some of the symptoms of Hair loss that everyone has to recognize before going to know the exact cause of hair loss.

Enormous hair loss from the scalp

Continuous thinning on top of head

Patches of scaling all over the scalp

Reducing density in the hair

Receding hairline from the front

Full body hair loss

Patchy bald spots

Hair loss from whole body parts along with your head

If you are one among the young population to have been affected by hair loss, then it is time to take a serious note of the issue. Today, hair loss is not an age-related disease as one can find a lot of young men and women suffering from receding hairline and even partial baldness.  The causes of hair loss in men and women significantly differ and hence, hair loss solutions are also not the same for two patients.

Hair loss solutions are many and one should choose a treatment depending on what kind of hair loss are they suffering from. One popular hair loss treatment opted by many patients is the FUE, or follicular unit extraction. The procedure involves taking follicular units from dense hair areas of the scalp and applying them to the bald or thin hair scalp areas. The FUE procedure requires several sessions if the patient is suffering from premature balding or hair thinning in different areas of the scalp.

Another kind of baldness treatment is the strip excision hair replacement. The strip excision procedure is different from FUE. The strip excision treatment is where the surgeon will extract a strip from a dense hair area of scalp tissue, which is also known as the donor area. Following this, the surgeon would dismember the scalp area using the healthy hair strip into the hair follicle unit hair grafts.

Many patients also opt for a hair replacement surgery which involves removing particular scalp sections which are affected by alopecia. This kind of treatment is popular for treating male pattern baldness. This procedure is administered through scalp expansion or scalp reduction. In scalp reduction, the surgeon will restore the hair to decrease the visible part of the bald scalp area. It is done by a surgical method requiring the removal of skin from the bald area. This area is replaced by the dense hair skin by stretching together from both ends upwards. To seal the incision, a suture is performed by the surgeon.

Hair loss solutions should be wisely chosen since you would be spending a big amount on the procedure. It is always a good idea to consult a reputed and experienced clinic on what kind of treatment would be suitable to cure the hair loss that you suffer from.

Here at Life Clinic, we have all the treatments for hair solutions like hair transplantation treatment, hair regrowth, anti hair fall, anti-dandruff, mesotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Non-surgical hair replacement treatment.  The treatment process at our clinic is non-invasive and you are assured to enjoy a long-lasting yet speedy result. The treatment in our clinic has produced highly satisfactory result in the past. We make use of all the advanced and latest technology to make things much simple and quicker.

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