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Suffering from hair fall: Here is what you need to know

About

A condition where there is excessive loss of hair throughout the body and primarily in the head region.

Around 40% of women in America experience visible hair loss by the time they reach 40.

- Medical assistance is preferred for the regeneration of the hair.
- The condition is self-diagnosable, and lab tests are generally not required.
- Commonly referred to as baldness or alopecia
- Can lead to feelings of low self-esteem

Hair fall is caused due to a variety of factors, the most notable being genetic reasons, hormonal changes at the time of puberty, medical disorders and traumatic events.

Ages affected: It is less common in those who are below 14 years of age. It is most common in those above 39.

Self-diagnosable

Symptoms include thinning and brittleness of hair and loss of hair in clumps.

People may experience
Patchy bald spots, hair loss throughout the body.

Treatment

Self-care: Generally its is recommended that you apply coconut oil, aloe vera and neem to aid your hair growth. You also need to avoid stress and adopt a healthy sleep cycle. You should strictly avoid styling products and hair gels.

Medications: Over-the-counter medication such as topical creams and gels can be used as per the advice of your doctor. Oral medication and corticosteroids can be taken at your doctor's prescription.

Specialists: Hair transplantation and scalp reduction surgery can be done. Book an appointment with Mfine to experience our world-class treatment to help you on your road to recovery.

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