You may loose 10 to 100 strands of hair per day. The hair goes through a generation, growth and fall cycle which continues again with the generation of new hair. You do not become bald because you are loosing more hair, you will become bald when the lost hair is not replaced with new hair. There are many reasons for hair loss, but 90% of all cases in men are due to a condition called ”androgentic alopecia.” This is commonly referred to as “male pattern baldness”. Most cases of hair loss in women are to inherited female pattern balding, but medical conditions such as low thyroid levels. Hormonal imbalances (elevated testosterone), binge dieting, and pregnancy can contribute to the condition.
Is there any age limit for hair transplant?
There is no upper age limit; even an elderly patient of 80 years can go for the procedure provided he is medically fit. The lower age limit depends on doctor’s discretion and the patient’s will to undergo the procedure.
What is Hair Loss?
Anyone can experience hair loss – Men Women and children though it is generally seen to worsen with advancing age. Certain statistics state that almost 50% get hair loss the time they turn 50.
Hair loss is a generalized term characterizing loss of hair well in excess of the normal 10-100 hair strands per day. In certain cases even though the hair loss is within normal limits, for various reasons, the body steps growing new hair, leading to a gradual state of baldness.
The response of people to hair loss varies from leaving the condition to run its own course to covering it up with hats, wigs, hair pieces, toupees, etc . Many rush to acquire lotions, pills, shampoos to curb the hair loss. And then there are even those who would take up the surgical option for freedom from progressing baldness. Whatever the option available,do consult your
1. Hair Treatments: Chemical treatment of hair especially with ammonia based Products, straightening ironing, etc. can lead to loss of hair Infection of the scalp – especially ringworm of the scalp can lead to hair loss.
2. Crash Dieting: Excessive dieting especially mono dieting, which involves completely avoiding a particular type of food group, causes a disturbance in the balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, leading to hair loss, which sometimes does not reveres even after the patient gets back to a normal diet.
3. Oral contraceptives: Certain oral contraceptives using synthetic progesterone can lead to female pattern baldness Then again, stopping oral contraceptives is also known to be associated with generalized hair loss for some time.
4. Poor circulation: A study of young men diagnosed with male pattern baldness showed that the blood flow to their scalps was on average 2.6 times lower than in a control group. Follicles that are constantly deprived of blood and therefore nutrients cannot produce hair properly.
5. Smoking: Nicotine (TABACCO) negatively influences the micro-circulation of the scalp leading to increased hair loss.
6. Mental stress: There is increased hair loss when an individual is highly stresses the leading to increased hair known.
7. Dandruff: This is inflamed flaky skin on the scalp and hinders proper circulation and nutrition to the hair thereby causing creased hair loss.
8. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, etc. Can lead significant hair loss.
9. Poor Nutrition: This is one of the common reasons for hair loss. Especially in India Iron deficiency (anemia) tops the list and is followed by protein deficiency. Improper absorption of the nutrients can also lead to poor nutrition