Everything to know about Hair Loss & FAQs With Expert

Everything to know about Hair Loss & FAQs With Expert

Hair loss is a condition where a noticeable amount of hair is being lost because of various causes. Get to learn more about hair loss in the following article.

Guide for hair loss in Nepal

Naturally, we shed tens of hairs daily and new hair is also growing. Our scalp and hair follicles host a continuous cycle of new hair creation, growth, and resting or shedding period. But, due to various factors, our hair follicles might be unable to regenerate new hairs. It can be temporary or permanent.

Generally, you should be concerned only when you are losing about 100 or more hairs per day. Different treatments are available in Nepal; hair transplant surgery, medicines, and therapies.

Different Types Of Hair Loss

Hair loss is broadly classified into two scientific categories; alopecia and effluvium. Alopecia is equivalent to permanent hair loss or baldness while effluvium means a nonpermanent hair shedding condition.

Alopecia

Scientific classifications of all forms of baldness. Major types of alopecia include (Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata (Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis), Traction Alopecia, Cicatricial or Scarring Alopecia)

Effluvium

Scientific classifications of all forms of hair shedding. Types (Anagen Effluvium, Telogen Effluvium)

Hair Loss Grades

Norwood Scale of Hair Loss for Male Pattern Baldness

Norwood scale 7 grades of hair loss in male pattern baldness

Ludwig Scale of Hair Loss for Female Pattern Baldness

ludwig scale for female pattern baldness hair loss

Hair Loss Causes

The factors that can contribute to hair loss include:

  • Heredity

  • Hormonal changes/ imbalance

  • Medical conditions

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Stress

  • Chemical treatments on hair

  • Strain on hair

  • Exposure to elements

Prevent Hair Loss

Hair loss can be prevented to a certain extent with enough care. Following are some of the tips to keep your hair from falling:

Keep your scalp clean

Regularly washing your hair with mild shampoo and water can help to remove excess oil and dirt that can clog hair follicles, preventing healthy hair growth.

Avoid tight hairstyles

Hairstyles that pull on the hair, such as tight ponytails or braids may cause you to lose your hair

Use a wide-toothed comb

Use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle your hair, rather than a brush, which can tug on the hair and cause breakage.

Handle wet hair gently

Wet hair is more fragile and prone to breakage, so handle it gently when washing, combing, or styling.

Avoid sharing personal grooming items

Sharing items such as combs, brushes, and hats can spread scalp infections and you may lose your hair.

Avoid using hair products with harsh chemicals

Avoid using hair products that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates, parabens, and alcohol, which can dry out the hair and scalp, causing hair loss.

Use a gentle hair care routine

Use a gentle hair care routine, including a mild shampoo and conditioner, and avoid over-styling, over-dying, or over-processing your hair.

Avoid scratching or rubbing your scalp

Scratching or rubbing your scalp can cause irritation and damage to the hair follicles, leading to hair loss.

Diagnosis And Consultation

If you are experiencing hair loss, you should consult the doctor to find the underlying causes and treat it on time. Ignoring your symptoms might lead to permanent baldness.

These tests are useful to assess the severity of your hair condition:

Scalp health assessment

The hair doctor examines your scalp health with Dermatoscopes. This assessment checks the conditions of your scalp and also the existence of various skin diseases.

The pull test

In this test, the doctor will gently pull on your hair to count the hair loss. This can help the doctor make sense of your situation.

Blood test

Depending on the requirements, the doctor can suggest you take some blood tests. These blood tests can check for your vital vitamins levels such as vitamin B12, and vitamin D.

Your medical history

The doctor might also examine your medical history and your parents to check the prevalence of hereditary hair loss.

After the diagnosis of your hair fall condition, the doctor may recommend one of the following treatments.

Hair Loss Treatments

The following treatments are available in Nepal:

  • Permanent Hair Restoration with Hair Transplant

  • Hair treatments; GFC injection and PRP injection

  • Multivitamins/ biotin tablets

  • Shampoo

  • Hair serums

  • Hair oils

  • Medicines

  • Iron supplements

  • Hormone therapy

  • Laser therapy

Different types of hair loss treatments have their pros and cons. You should consult with a doctor to find the right treatment for you. If you choose transplant follow proper hair care after transplant. To book a free consultation with a doctor, fill in the form at the end of this article.

Hair Loss FAQs With Dr. Manish Pradhan

Does scalp dermatitis cause hair loss?

Scalp dermatitis may cause hair loss but not a permanent one.

Can shampoo cause hair loss?

Some shampoo containing formaldehyde might cause hair loss.

Do derma rollers work for hair loss?

Derma rollers combined with PRP might be helpful for hair loss.

How do you reduce hair loss naturally?

Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamin B12, and vitamin D might help reduce hair loss. Limiting smoking and alcohol consumption might be helpful as well. Natural oils might be beneficial as well.

How do you prevent hair loss genetically?

Genetic hair loss cannot be prevented. However, some medical treatments like GFC and PRP are effective in slowing it down.

Do hair loss shampoos work?

Some hair shampoos are effective to some extent. However, they might not be as effective as medical treatments.

How much hair loss is normal in the shower? 

It is normal for around 50 hairs to fall during your shower or a day. However, if you are significantly more than this number, you should consult with hair expert doctors or dermatologists. A hair fall in number around 100 might be an early sign of baldness.

How to control hair loss? 

Controlling the loss of hair is possible to some extent. First, you must know the cause of loss of hair and follow the prescription provided by the doctor.

How to cure hair loss?

Hair loss has many cures. Surgical methods like hair transplant, non-surgical therapies like GFC, PRP, LLLT, and medicines like Minoxidil and Finasteride can cure the loss of hair.

How to prepare PRP for hair loss?

First, the trained technician draws your blood, then blood is centrifuged for about half an hour. After that, the PRP is carefully separated.

Is stress-related hair loss reversible?

Stress-related hair loss (telogen effluvium) is reversible.

Which shampoo is best for hair loss?

Specialized shampoos have essential nutrients and biotins that enable hair growth. Doctor's prescribed shampoos are preferable.

Which vitamin is best for hair loss?

Poor nutrients may also cause hair fall. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D are recommended after consulting experts.

Can hair loss be cured?

Yes, hair loss can be cured through various methods like hair transplant, PRP, GFC, and medications. Consult with a doctor to know your hair condition and to avoid further loss.

What are the treatments available for hair fall?

Surgical treatments like hair transplants for the plantation of new hair by an expert. Non-surgical treatments like Platelets-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP), Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), and Growth Factor Concentrate therapy (GFC) are helpful in various hair conditions. Other treatment methods include medicines like Finasteride and Minoxidil. 

These treatments and medicines require a doctor's prescription.

How to prevent hair loss?

If you have hair fall and want to prevent your hair from falling further, you should do a free consultation with the doctor.

Conclusion

If you are experiencing hair fall, you should allocate some time to consult with the doctor. This consultation will be the best thing you can do for your hair loss situation.

At Arogin Healthcare, we provide a comprehensive service for hair fall problems.

To book a free consultation for hair loss, sign up the form below.

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DR. MANISH BHAKTA PRADHAN

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