Are you experiencing excessive hair loss? Have you developed a bald patch? Do you want to prevent further baldness? If you said yes with a concern, you need to learn reasons behind your baldness and follow right techniques to treat the excess of hair loss. Generally, baldness means excess of hair loss from the scalp. Loss of hair thickness and volume is common in men and women as they age. Poor nutrition, aging, stress, hormonal imbalance, and heredity are some of the prominent causative factors responsible for baldness. Also, certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are responsible for hair loss.
Heredity factor affects you at the age at which you begin to lose hair, the rate of hair loss, and the extent of baldness. Inherited or “pattern baldness” is seen more often in men than women. It causes a receding hairline & bald spots in men and thinning of hair in women. Usually, it occurs gradually and in predictable patterns.
You may experience temporary hair loss due to hormonal changes and imbalances. In females, hair loss can occur due to pregnancy, childbirth, or onset of the menopause. Also, thyroid gland is responsible for maintaining hormone levels in your bodies which is why thyroid problems can also cause hair loss. Generally, male-pattern baldness requires the presence of the male hormone testosterone so this type of baldness is not observed in men who do not produce testosterone because of various medical conditions.
In addition to hormonal changes and imbalances, poor nutrition and stressful lifestyle are also major factors for excessive hair loss.
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So, you need to follow some effective tips to minimize the hair loss and prevent the occurrence of baldness. Find below some helpful tips that can help prevent hair loss in certain cases in a simple way and easily without any concerns.
- Make it a habit to consume a balanced, nutritious diet which comprises plenty of proteins. Include protein-rich foods in your diet.
- Try to avoid stress and maintain a stress-free routine and lifestyle.
- Strictly avoid using various harmful chemicals for treating or maintaining your hair.
- Do not go for tight hairstyles.
- Make sure you treat your hair gently when you are washing, combing, or brushing it. Prefer to use a wide-toothed comb in order to avoid pulling out hair.
So, if you experience excessive hair loss anytime, do not ignore it. Consult your doctor to identify the cause behind your excessive loss of hair and possible treatment options.
–Written by Dr. Priyanka, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah