Hair loss

There are various kinds of hair loss including natural hair loss (involutional alopecia), temporary hair loss (telogen effluvium), male or female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), patchy hair loss (alopecia areata), etc. The average scalp contains about 100,000 to 150,000 hair. The normal hair life cycle lasts for two to three years. At any given point of time, about 90% of the hair on your scalp is growing and about 10% of the hair is in a resting phase. After two to three months, the resting hair is shed and new hair starts to grow in its place.

There are various reasons for hair loss including hormonal deficiencies, diseases, deficiency in diet and medications or treatments like chemotherapy and psychological issues like stress and depression. There are various treatments for hair loss – traditional methods, pills, hormonal modifications and even surgical options like hair transplants.

Hair loss is not just due to external factors like dandruff, sun exposure and so on. It is also a result of an unhealthy diet. When you deprive your body of essential nutrients, many of which are needed for normal hair growth, you are likely to suffer from hair fall. 

There are certain common causes which lead to hair loss. These include Stress, junk food, styling tools, nutrient deficiences, extreme weight loss and sun exposure. 

There are many medical and natural treatments to beat hair loss. These include: Hair transplant, hair restoration, hair extensions, stem cell treatment, platelet-rich plasma therapy and wefts and strand-by-strand procedures. Apart from these, there are also medications to control hair fall depending on the type of hair loss you are suffering from. Yoga, too, is known to help.



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