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Male Hair Loss

Male Hair Loss There are many reasons for hair loss in male ranging from genetics or family history of hair loss, daily or work life stress etc. Hair loss may be genetic or non-genetic. The following section briefs you about few top causes of hair loss and treatment for it. The most important type of hair loss in males is male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. Almost 70% to 80 % of ....Read More
Causes of hair loss since 4 years

Question:- 

 

Sir, I'm suffering hair loss from 4 years, my parents are not bald mean no genetic problems?

 

Answer:-

 

Thank you for your question. As you have already mentioned, you don’t have baldness in your paternal & maternal side. It is a good thing to know, however history of genetic predisposition of baldness may present in your earlier generations also rather than only in your parents. So not having baldness in either of your parents doesn’t mean that you will not get baldness in future. If you are losing hair, you need to understand whether you’re losing hair from the entire scalp or facing frontal hairline recession, crown thinning. If you’re losing hair in this way, then this is called as patterned hair loss. This is also called as Androgenetic alopecia. Other types of hair loss like Telogen effluvium gives all over diffuse thinning on the entire scalp & are a type of hair loss is due to some acute stress, or triggers in a body. This is usually temporary & doesn’t lead to baldness. 


Nutritional factor also plays an important role in hair loss. As you’re already taking vitamin supplements, to can continue with it. But we strongly recommend you to undergo blood investigations to judge your level of vitamin deficiencies & based on that can start with supplements. 


What are the Nutritional Causes of Hair Loss?



Hair loss is a multifactorial condition, in which patient feels hair loss due to multiple reasons. This includes hair loss due to hereditary causes, genetic factors, Stress related, Medicinal, hormonal, due to some nutritional deficiencies etc. Each type of hair loss has to be treated differently. Let’s elaborate you more on these types:

 

  • Hereditary & Genetic hair loss:- In this type of hair loss, the patient gives a family history of baldness. Scalp show a frontal hairline recession, mid-scalp thinning, crown thinning. Hair thinning is more gradual & come out with different grades from grade 1 to grade 7 baldness(Norwood scale). Minoxidil & oral finasteride is the mainstay of treatment in treating this type of alopecia.

  • Hormonal:- Many of the patients gives a history of thyroid dysfunction, most commonly in females which also leads to diffuse thinning of hair on all over the scalp.
  • Stress-Induced:- This type of hair loss also called as ‘Telogen effluvium‘, which usually gets triggered by some acute stress like a history of hospitalization for some illness, crash dieting, in females after delivery. These factors act as a trigger for hair loss. This leads to diffuse all over thinning on the scalp. This type of hair loss usually continues for 3 to 4 months & then settles down.
  • Nutritional hair loss:- This type of hair loss caused due to deficiencies of certain vitamins in the body. So, a patient needs to be investigated for this. Supplementation of these deficient vitamins helps to control hair loss.
  • Medicinal:- certain medications can also lead to hair loss.

What are the Medications that cause hair loss?

Can stress cause hair loss?


 

We request you to consult a board-certified dermatologist, who can diagnose the exact cause for your hair loss & accordingly can guide you your treatment plan. Treatment of hair loss is individualized & should be taken at a proper time to avoid further consequences.

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