Hair Fall In women
Hair is seen as a prime factor of physical attractiveness and a way of expressing individuality. This is the basic reason why women spend a lot of time and money for grooming, dyeing, drying, curling and styling their hair. They love to make their hair look just the best. But when their hair began to fall down, the situation is extremely traumatic for them. It is really tough for them to live with hair loss in a society that sees hair as a sign of youth, attractiveness and good health. In fact, the person itself doesn’t feel attractive and her self-esteem goes down gradually.
There are many reasons that cause hair loss in women. Some of them are highlighted below:
- Telogen Effluvium: In this case, sudden body change (like major surgery, accident or extreme stress) cause increase in shedding of hair.
- Trichotillomania: In this disorder, people feel urge to pull their hair from the scalp or other parts of the body. This cause patchy hair loss and even baldness in some women.
PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is also one of the reasons behind hair loss in females, which arises basically due to imbalance in male and female sex hormones.
Lupus: It is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, and thus cause loss of hair. This condition is usually seen in women during childbearing years.
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is also responsible for thinning of hair in women.
Pregnancy: Women suffer from sudden hair loss during or after pregnancy. This loss of hair is temporary.
Menopause: In this condition, women find clumps of hair falling, and even baldness in some scalp areas. This condition is caused due to decrease in level of oestrogen (increase in level of testosterone).
Anemia: Anemia, which is caused due to iron deficiency, is also a prime reason for hair loss in women.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy causes your hair to fall out, though it is temporary and the loss will recover soon.
Medications: Various medications like Birth control pills, antidepressants & blood thinners also cause excessive hair fall.
Stress: Stress can also cause extreme shedding of hair. That means, thinning of hair.
Unnutritional Diet: Hair Loss in women can also be due to over-consumption of Vitamin A, lack of protein or due to deficiency of Vitamin B (Biotin) in your diet.
Prevention of hair loss in women:
While some factors are really out of your hand (though fixed easily by treatment) you can try following some tips to prevent hair loss.
- Proper diet: Balance your diet properly. Ensure that you have proper intakes of vitamins and proteins in your food. Pregnant women need to pay more attention to their diet .
- Avoid over Use of products and over indulging in hair treatments like smoothening , straightening & colouring. Choose your hair product wisely and use them in moderation .
- Hair protection: Protect your hair from dirt, dust, and pollution.
- Avoid hair oil
- Frequent shampooing
How do I go about it ?
Every patient of hair loss is different . What works , well for your friends may not be the right solution for your hair fall concerns, which is why , we suggest you visit our clinic . Every case of hair fall receives personal attention by Dr. Nivedita Dadu . A proper history of hair fall taken by an expert dermatologist , usually reveals the cause of hair fall , which is the first step to treatment , this is followed by scalp examination for right diagnosis.
- Telogen Effluvium: Sudden plenty of hair loss in last 1-3 months leading to decreased hair density. Patient usually complains of a thinner ponytail.
- Traction alopecia: Hairstyles that constantly pull on the scalp cause this type of hair loss.
- Alopecia areata: This disease can cause coin sized patchy hair loss in otherwise healthy people.
- Patterned female baldness: Hair loss in female starts from the central scalp with widening of central parting .
- Hair loss due to androgenic : Diffuse thinning of hair with decreased density ,but usually over a period of time.
- Scaring alopecia: Patient may complain of itching and burning in scalp.
In some cases, taking nutritional diet and treating the hormonal imbalance can help in preventing excessive hair fall. While for other cases, here are some of the effective treatments for hair loss:
Medication: Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only FDA-approved medication for women to stop the hair loss. You can also go for this option if you have a V-shaped hairline, also called Widow’s peak.
PRP Therapy: In this procedure, a little blood is taken from your body and centrifuged to increase the growth factors. Then, it is injected into the scalp area facing hair loss.
Laser Therapy: In a Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT), laser light is made to fall on the hair to increase the hair growth.
Hair Transplant: In this procedure, the hair are moved from a donor area to the scalp area facing thinning of hair (or baldness). We are known for providing excellent hair transplants using FUE technique, which is the latest technique of hair transplantation.
Anyone considering any of the cosmetic procedures should be sure to consult doctors who have experience in one or several of these techniques. Patients should fully inform themselves about the risks and potential benefits of the procedure they are considering before going forward.
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