Skin & Hair Last updated on 2021-02-26 20:50:43
Why Should You Take The Hair Loss Panel?
- Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
- 2 Min Read
- Fact Checked
Also known as alopecia, baldness, or telogen effluvium, hair loss is the loss of hair from any part of the body. It is one of the most common dermatological problems that experts diagnose and treat. Hair loss is not contagious; you cannot catch it.
Why does one lose hair?Several factors lead to hair loss:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Family history
- Any recent illness
- Autoimmune disease
- Existing medical condition such as vitamin deficiency, anemia, thyroid disorder etc
Why take this test?It is normal to lose 50-100 hairs a day since our bodies grow new hair and shed out the old ones. However, a bald spot, receding hairline, and overall thinning of hair can be a sign of some serious condition. This test can help determine the root cause of your hair loss and help the doctor make accurate diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment for your condition.
What happens in a hair loss panel?The following health screenings are conducted: Thyroid assessment: The level of thyroid hormones are measured. Low and high hormone levels can cause hair loss. Vitamin deficiency: Vitamin deficiency can lead to hair loss and a host of other symptoms. This test measures the level of vitamin B12 and vitamin D in your body. Serum folate analysis: Folate is a vitamin that helps in new hair cell generation. This test measures the level of folate in your body. Serum ferritin analysis: Low levels of ferritin in your blood can cause anemia and hair loss. This test measures the level of the protein ferritin in your body.
Why is a hair loss panel important?A hair loss panel can evaluate the vitamin deficiency and hormonal imbalances in the body. This test can help determine the root cause of hair loss and chart a proper diagnosis. The doctor will prescribe medication on the basis of these tests.
How to book a hair loss panel online?If you are experiencing hair loss for quite a while now, then this test is a must for you. You can easily book a hair loss panel online through the mfine app and get your tests done conveniently at your home. Download the mfine app and connect with highly experienced dermatologists near you.
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