Why is my hair falling out so much?


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Our health, born the maximum brunt of our lackadaisical attitude towards self-care along with day-to-day habits. Nowadays, people are so caught up with trying to achieve their educational goals, financial stability, career plans, and basic needs of living. Because of which they tend to ignore their health until it takes a toll for the worse. A very common worry of my patients is why is my hair falling out so much. And keep insisting on knowing everything that there is to know about hair fall.

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Nowadays, health in general getting suffered because of eating habits, stressful living, lack of physical activities, pollution etc. And hence, an array of lifestyle diseases seen in a lot of people. It is extremely necessary that people should realize the importance of healthy living so that their bodies keep functioning optimally.

What is Hair Fall?

Hair fall is a condition which can affect anyone, irrespective of gender, age or regional characteristics. Hair fall is basically a loss of hair from any part of the body or scalp. In many people, hair can regrow over a time on its own. Whereas in some people, they experience extream hair loss and go bald completely.

The cause varies from person to person and can range from genetic or hereditary factors to nutritional deficiencies, stressful lifestyle, hormonal imbalance. Along with autoimmune conditions, anemia, chronic infections, childbirth, chemotherapy-induced or some underlying pathological conditions, etc. Even migrating from one place to another and environmental pollution, are also responsible for hair fall.

Why does my hair keep falling out

Our scalp contains almost 1-1.5 lakhs of hair. However, it is normal to shed 50-100 strands of hair per day. To follow haircare regime requires minimal efforts and it should be a part of our day-to-day lifestyle. So as to avoid hair damage and hair fall. There are lots of reasons for the condition of hair loss. Any medical conditions, stress, taking medicines for a long time or hereditary can be the reason for your hair fall. 

Hair shaft which grows away from the scalp is entirely made up of proteins. And it derives nutrition from the hair roots and follicles on the scalp.In maintaining healthy hair, Diet plays an important role. There are a number of reasons which are responsible for hair fall in men and women. There are some clinical conditions in which there is extreme hair loss. If you are taking some medicines for a long time then again it can also cause hair loss. Stress is the main and important cause which leads to hair loss.

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Why does hair fall out?

Let’s see a few reasons which cause hairs to fall out:

  • Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a medical condition that causes hair loss in a typical manner, and scalp hair can be lost by 65% to 75 %. It is a temporary kind of hair fall.

  • Trichotillomania

This is a condition in which irresistible urge of pulling our own hair from the scalp, eyebrows or other areas of the body is seen.

  • Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune cells mistakenly attack their own hair follicles. And which leads to sudden and patchy hair loss. Though the exact reason for this condition is not known.

  • Pattern hair loss

It is believed that pattern hair loss is the combination of genetics and the male hormone called DHT. If you have a strong history of baldness or hair loss in the family then certainly you will see these signs in you too.

  • Infection

Several infectious conditions can cause hair loss in people such as ringworm, folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.

  • Drugs

There are certain drugs which can cause hair loss if they are used for a longer time.

How to take care of Hair?

Getting the triggering factors under control is not enough. We also need to actively take good care of our hair.

  • Follow a good hair care regime.
  • Have a well-balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins (B, C, D, E, K, etc), and minerals to supplement hair growth.
  • Learn the right and the best techniques of shampooing and conditioning your hair.
  • Nourish your hair by massaging the scalp using oil. Which can boost your blood circulation and stimulate natural hair growth.
  • Avoid over-styling the hair and minimize the use of styling tools and products.
  • Avoid combing wet hair, let it dry properly and then you can comb it.
  • Reducing stress, and involving in some kind of physical activity go a long way in helping hair growth.

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However, Hair loss that is severe, needs to be reported to a dermatologist, who will take a proper medical history, perform a trichoscopic examination, ascertain the cause of your hair loss. And suggest a treatment plan suitable for you. It includes medical supplementation, or treatment modalities like PRP, mesotherapy, LLLT, dermaroller etc. This problem is treatable and can be managed well, especially in initial stages.

Therefore, I hope you have received all the pieces of information about your questions regarding why is my hair falling out so much.

Thank you for reading!

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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