Frequently Asked Questions
What are Hair Loss and its types?
Shedding or thinning of hair from the scalp or anywhere else from the body is known as Hair Loss. Hair loss is also known as Alopecia.
There are several types of Hair Loss:
- Alopecia areata
- Male pattern baldness
- Female pattern baldness
- Telogen effluvium
- Anagen effluvium
What are the different Hair Loss Treatments?
- Hair grafting
- Hair transplant
- Scalp reduction
- Hormonal therapy
- Dietary supplements
What are the Causes of Hair Loss?
There are several causes for hair loss, few are listed below:
- Hormonal changes may cause temporary hair loss during pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, discontinuing birth control pills, etc.
- Medical conditions such as thyroid problems, scalp infections, etc.Medications used for conditions like cancer, hypertension, arthritis, heart problems, depression.
- Physical or emotional trauma like a death in the family, extreme weight loss, and high fever.
- A diet lacking protein, iron and other nutrients can also lead to hair loss.
How long does it take to regrow hair after hair loss?
Usually, it takes up to 3 months to regrow the hair after hair loss treatment. However, most of the hair loss treatment stop or prevent further loss of hair rather than regrowing the hair.
What affects the effectiveness of Hair Growth Treatment?
Few of the factors affecting Hair Growth Treatment are:
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Scalp health
- Health issues
Who are the specialists for treating Hair loss?
A certified and well-experienced Dermatologist and/or Endocrinologist and/or Trichologist can treat Hair loss.
What are the preventive measures for hair loss?
Few preventive measures to prevent further hair loss are:
- Don't wear too tight hairstyles.
- Do not pull, twist or rub the hair.
- Take a balanced diet which is rich in protein and iron.
- Use gentle baby shampoo.
- Styling products should be avoided such as blow dryers, heated combs, coloring products, etc.
What deficiency can cause hair loss?
Hair loss is caused due to various factors, one of the factors is a deficiency caused due to improper diet. Usually, deficiency of protein and iron leads to hair loss. Another major cause of hair loss is the deficiency of vitamin D. Hence, vitamin D supplements are usually prescribed to prevent hair loss.
What are the home remedies for treating hair loss?
Home remedies are nothing but messaging natural extracts onto your scalp such as,
- Aloe vera
- Onion juice
- Rosemary oil
- Coconut oil
- Fish oil
Can hormonal imbalance lead to hair loss?
Imbalance in the following hormones lead to hair loss: