Symptoms

Hair loss

Overview

Hair loss is the loss of hair from the body causing baldness. Although hair loss is not a serious health issue, it can cause psychological distress. Hair loss is also referred to as Alopecia areata. Hair production is lowered here and common types include female & male pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium[Hair thinning]. For normal loss of hair due to water, climate, etc there are many hair fall solutions but conditions like alopecia need treatment.

The excessive loss of hair is due to the response of the hair follicles to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone[DHT]. For men apart from the genetic side, hair loss can occur due to hormonal variations with age. In some women during menopause and after childbirth, hair loss can occur.

For pattern hair loss or in the condition of alopecia, the hair loss is permanent. The follicles are incapable of regrowing hair in this case. But for common loss of hair, there are various hair fall treatments available that assure best hair loss cure for the patients.

Hair loss is sometimes a symptom of any other health issues like hypothyroidism. In this case, no hormones can be produced by the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B is crucial for hair growth as it creates red blood cells carrying oxygen and nutrients to scalp and hair follicles. Biotin is the well-know vitamin B used in hair growth treatment. Other vitamin B like B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, B9 are also vital.

The common conditions are Pregnancy, Anemia, and hypothyroidism, Polycystic ovary syndrome, auto-immune diseases, Adverse skin conditions like psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.

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