Hair loss and hair related - A Quick Read

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Is your hair thinning recently?
Are you experiencing hair loss lately?

What does hair loss mean?
  • loss of hair from part of head or body.
Common types of hair loss:
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Alopecia areata - hair fall in patches either from head or other parts of the body
  • Alopecia totalis - entire scalp goes bald
  • Telogen effluvium - hair thinning
  • Traction alopecia - from tight hair braiding or pony tails
  • Trichotillomania - habit of pulling out hair
  • Tinea capitis - from fungal infection
  • Secondary syphillis

Causes
  • genetic origins
  • ageing factor
  • Protein deficiency
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Underlying disease conditions
  • Chemotherapy
  • Increased stress levels



Treatment
  • Medications
    • Oral tablets
    • Topical hair sprays
  • Behavioral changes required if self inflicted
Lifestyle Adaptation and Management
  • Hair-fibre powders - works to camouflage the balding area
  • Hair-pieces or hair-wigs
  • Hair transplant or surgery

Prevention
  • Maintain a good hair hygiene
  • Maintain balanced diet
  • Monitor thyroid functioning
  • mostly depends on the cause to determine if preventable


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