1What are causes of hair loss
Causes of hair loss are innumerable but the most common reason for hair loss in male is Androgenetic alopecia
or male pattern baldness in which patient loses hair from the front and centre of scalp but a rim of hair in sides and at the back loss is Nutritional and hormonal. remains. Similarly in females most common cause of hair
Apart from these, there are several other cause of hair loss like thyroid diseases, some other systemic diseases, hormonal problems, auto immune condition etc.
There chronic illness like Typhoid, Tuberculosis etc, after Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer and in post is also increased hair loss after some serious and
need to be treated as an individual case
Each case of hair loss and exact cause of hair loss has to be determined for proper treatment
2How many strands of hair loss per day is normal;?
A. A hair typically goes through a growth cycle of three phases Anagen Phase or growing phase, Catagen Phase or transition phase and Telogen phase or resting phase. After resting phase hair fall and from same roots new hair grows.
We have on an average one lakh hair on our scalp and at any given time at least 1% hair are in resting phase. It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs per day.
3What is the role of diet in hair loss
Proper and balanced diet is very essential for
adequate hair growth. Hair is one of the fastest growing organs of the body and its requirement is highest, so any deficiency of protein or essential vitamin or minerals in diet may lead to increased hair loss or poor hair growth.
4What diet should be recommended for good hair growth?
A. Timely breakfast and a diet rich in protein, vitamins and Iron. Sprouts, milk, egg, green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruit, resins and Jaggery are good for hair growth.
5What life style habits may increase hair loss?
Crash diet, untimely eating habits, food fads and diet deficient in essential nutrients, regular chemical and heat treatment of hair like straightening or perming, bleaching and smoking-all these may increase hair loss or may cause poor hair growth.
6Is it safe to color hair
Most of the hair colors from good companies are generally safe, but all hair dye has PPD, the most potent allergen. So if someone gets allergy to hair color, the its mostly because of PPD. If one is allergic to any Dye, chances are he will be allergic to all the other Dye preparations. Most of the Henna brands available in market have this PPD as an ingredient, hence there is equal risk of allergy to those Heena preparations also
7What is the role of Oil for Hair growth
Oil is nice conditioner which makes hair manageable and gives luster to the hair. The act of massaging improves micro circulation of scalp and may contribute to good hair growth, however oil has not been scientifically proven to directly affect hair growth.
8What is the hormonal condition in whicg there is increased hair loss?
Hair loss due to hormonal cause is mostly seen in 04 women. It is usually very early symptoms of thyroid diseases,both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid manifest with hair loss.
Increased hair loss is one of the common feature of Polycystic Ovarian disease.
9What can be done to control hair loss
A. First one has to rule out the nutritional cause of hair loss and if any, it has to be corrected. After a detailed clinical history some basic lab investigations and specific hair loss investigation like Trichoscan, Trichogram, UV lamp examination, KOH mount etc are done to find the exact cause of hair loss and therapy is provide accordingly.
10How much time does it take to see response of hair loss treatment?
On an average, minimum 3 to 4 months are required to see improvement in hair loss, and may take up to year for a satisfactory result.
11What treatment options are available for Hair loss treatment.
Depending on individual cause for hair loss, medicines are given to the patients along with diet and lifestyle modification advice. Along with medication there are some other scientifically proven treatment options which are offered to the patients. These are PRP Therapy PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is one of the latest and most effective treatment for hair loss of various etiologies. In this procedure approximately 30 ml of blood is collected from the patient and growth factor rich platelet concentrate is separated in laboratory. These growth factors after activation are re injected in the area of hair loss.