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1. What are the causes of excessive hair loss?

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. The average scalp contains about 1, 00,000 hairs. On average a person loses about 100 hairs per day. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

2. When to seek Medical Help?

  • You are losing hair in an unusual pattern.
  • You are losing hair rapidly or at an early age (for example, in your teens or twenties).
  • You have any pain or itching with the hair loss.
  • The skin on your scalp under the involved area is red, scaly, or otherwise abnormal.
  • You have acne, facial hair, or an abnormal menstrual cycle.
  • You are a woman and have male pattern baldness.
  • You have bald spots on your beard or eyebrows.
  • You have been gaining weight or have muscle weakness, intolerance to cold temperatures, or fatigue.

Treatment options

  • Minoxidil.
  • Finasteride.
  • Low level Laser therapy.
  • Dermaroller.
  • Mesotherapy.
  • Hair weaving.
  • Hair Transplantation.
  • Nutritional supplementsv
  • Laser hair reduction.

3. Can improper care of my hair cause hair loss?

Yes. If you use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally. However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss.

Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (also called “perms”) may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss.

Common hair loss patterns

There are 2 common patterns

Male pattern baldness: This involves a receding hairline with thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots. This has been attributed to genetics and testosterone influence.
Female pattern baldness: This involves thinning on the scalp with an intact hairline. It is attributes to genetics, testosterone imbalance and age.

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