Does Smoking cause hair loss?


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Nowadays hair is considered as the biggest asset in everyone’s life. Hair changes a person’s personality and gives good confidence in one’s life. Today’s fast-moving world getting involved in many so-called stress buster habits, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, etc. Which are really harmful to a person’s health. Many questions strike in a person’s mind, does smoking cause hair loss is one of it. So let’s see does it really causes hair loss.

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Does smoking cause hair loss

I Dr. Dhananjay Chavan, with 30 years of experience will guide you about Hair Life Cycle, Hair Loss, and how does smoking relate to it. Having healthy hair needs lots of efforts and dedications. Our hairs give us 80% of our looks and give confidence as gives us a good personality to face the world.

The life cycle of your hair

The Life cycle of your hair is consists of 3 phases :

  • The first phase – Anagen  (i.e. growing period)
  • The second phase – Catagen (i.e. intermediate period)
  • The third phase – Telogen (i.e. shedding or resting period).

Generally, a hair grows half an inch in a one month. Each new hair which grows has approx 6 to 7 years of their life cycle then following the other two phases before following down. Hair fall is rapidly increasing day by day in all the countries and cities. Smoking is one of the most important reasons which triggers hair loss. 38% of the population is suffering from hair loss drastically.



Relationship between smoking and hair loss

  • Smoking is really bad for health and causes lots of damages to our skin, hairs, heart, and lungs also. Due to which nicotine and carbon monoxide chemicals, through the bloodstream they reach our lungs and which restricts oxygen level also.
  • Smoking causes our vital organs like kidneys, brain, heart etc also get tend to get less blood circulation and which affect the body functions also.
  • Poor blood flow is also one of the biggest reasons for hair fall.
  • Smoking reduces the nutritional values of the food and due to which our hairs tend to become pale and weak and they fall off before they reach the telogen phase. Smoking fastens the telogen phase in our body.
  • Premature aging of hairs also seen because of smoking.
  • Smoking affects the DNA of hair follicle.
  • Smoking affects our immune system due to which scalp might get affected with bacterial and fungal infection.

Due to smoking our health goes for a toss and which starts affecting our other parts of our body and makes our body to shrink and aggravates the aging process also. To avoid this one must quit smoking and do some healthy dietary and lifestyle modifications.

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