Hair loss refers to excessive loss of hair from the scalp. It is customary to lose some amount (50-100 strands) of hair each day as a part of the cycle of growing and shedding of hair. However, when the hair loss is in excess, it becomes a cause for concern.
Excessive hair loss can be determined by symptoms like:
Excessive hair shedding (more hair seen on the floor, on the pillow or on your washroom drain)
Receding hair line
Overall thinning of hair
Widening of partition and a thin pony tail in women
Partial baldness and M-shaped hair line in men
Losing hair from the back of the head or the crown area
Hair loss in patches
Hair loss often is a result of different causes like:
Medical disorders like Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes and PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome
Stress and anxiety
Excessive dryness or oiliness of the scalp
It therefore requires a personalised approach for treatment. To treat hair loss effectively, one has to go to the root of the problem. The selection of hair loss treatment is based on diagnosing the exact cause of hair loss, extent of hair loss, the grade of baldness and condition of the hair and scalp.
Amongst various hair loss conditions, the 6 common ones are:
Male Pattern Baldness : Androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is mostly responsible for hair loss in males. The condition is characterised by a typical pattern of receding hairline from the front side and hair thinning at the crown. It can even progress to partial or complete baldness in some cases.Read More
Female Pattern Baldness : Also known as androgenetic alopecia, female pattern baldness is one of the most common forms of hair loss in females. It is characterized by thinning hair, widening of the hair parting, and reduction in the density as well as the volume of hair. Read More
Alopecia Areata : It is one of the most common forms of hair loss where hair falls out in round patches. In this condition, hair can fall out from the scalp or from anywhere else in the body. The patches appear suddenly and may spread rapidly in a relatively short span of time. Read More
Scalp Psoriasis : This is characterised by the flaking of the scalp where one can see visible red patches of skin covered with thick, silvery white scales often associated with itching. Read More
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis : Commonly known as dandruff, it is a scaly skin disorder of the scalp. It is an extremely common scalp condition that affects up to 40% of the population worldwide. Though it is comparatively harmless, research shows that dandruff can alter the hair cycle causing hair loss. Read More
Trichotillomania : In Trichotillomania, the hair does not fall out on its own; it is pulled out by the patient in response to an emotional stress. Just as some people have a tendency to bite their fingernails or prick their skin when stressed, patients of trichotillomania end up pulling their own hair out. Read More
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