Hair loss or alopecia is either total loss of hair or thinning, caused by various reasons including age, diet, diseases, hormonal imbalances, childbirth (in the case of women), or mental stress. The beginning of alopecia is a reason for most people to worry. This occurs when one starts losing more than about 100 hairs daily. In this case, people suffering from hair loss or thinning start seeking effective treatment procedures to help hair regrowth or prevent further hair loss. Let us discuss common causes of sudden hair loss and effective treatment to control thinning and aid regrowth.
Natural aging in men and women causes alopecia, which may be as thinning or total baldness. In this, there may be an initial rapid or profuse hair fall that gradually lessens and then stops.
Heredity is another reason for alopecia. Thinning or total hair loss occurs because of a hereditary disorder of baldness. This is termed androgenetic alopecia. It is a common cause of hair thinning, and gradually, of total hair loss.
Some diseases like thyroid disorders or anemia can cause hair loss. With the effective treatment of such underlying diseases, the problem of hair thinning and hair loss or alopecia can be treated. Certain medicines also cause thinning and hair loss. Hair regrowth occurs when the use of such medicines is reduced.
After a couple of months of childbirth hormonal changes in a woman’s body usually cause thinning and hair loss. In this type of alopecia, hair regrowth occurs in the due course.
People undergoing cancer treatment or any surgery that requires radiation therapy might have sudden hair loss or thinning. Hair regrowth occurs with the passage of time.
Reduced sleep, emotional stress, and worry can cause hair thinning and alopecia. Hairs regrowth occurs once the stress is controlled and the person can relax the mind.
Using crash diets, especially those with low protein foods, can affect hair follicles and cause hair loss or thinning.
Treatments for Alopecia: Principles to Follow for Hair Regrowth
Alopecia (thinning or total loss of hair) caused due to the medication, diseases, therapy treatments, or stress can be treated. In these, hair regrowth occurs in the due course of time. In case of hair loss due to childbirth, regrowth occurs in about six months of the delivery.
However, certain cases might require visiting the doctor or treatments. The following treatment procedures are helpful for thinning and hair fall.
- Certain conditions require a treatment using anthralin creams.
- Corticosteroid injections are also effective for hair regrowth.
- In severe cases, people prefer a hair transplant by an expert doctor. This can help hair regrowth.
In a natural way, healthy diets, avoiding stress, and proper hair care with sensible hairdressing can prevent hair loss. This can also help prevent thinning and regrowth.
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