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Losing your hair can do serious damage to your self-esteem. But luckily, there are plenty of options to help you fight it. Hair loss is very common these days because of increased stress, nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise and increase intake of junk food. Other causes of hair fall could be genetic, hormonal imbalances, under-active thyroid gland, and insufficient blood circulation in the scalp. There are many treatment options for hair loss including medications, home remedies. There are various over the counter medications available for preventing hair loss, but you need the ones most suitable to your hair type to get effective results. Home remedies would include oiling your hair more often, include Amla/Indian gooseberry in your diet to promote new hair growth, apple cider vinegar can be effective to control hair fall and it gives soft and manageable hairs. You can consult on private chat with clinical photographs for personalised treatment.
Hair loss, or alopecia can be associated with a wide variety of conditions, from genetic to autoimmune to infectious to environmental. Common forms of hair loss include the following:
â¢Androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness)
â¢Scarring (cicatricial) alopecia
â¢Infection-related hair loss (eg, tinea capitis and folliculitis)
â¢Physical hair damage or defect (eg, trichotillomania, loose anagen syndrome, monilethrix, and overprocessing)
Androgenetic alopecia is by far the most common form of hair loss, followed by telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, tinea capitis, scarring alopecia, and hair loss from over processing.
Upto 100 hair fall per day is considered normal. Correct diagnosis would require a clinical evaluation and then appropriate treatment can be prescribed.
Also assessment of thyroid function, a complete blood count (CBC), and measurement of serum ferritin is required.
The treatment requires a clinical assessment and correlation with Lab reports.
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