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Struggling With Baldness - Here Is What You Can Do?

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Dr. Priyanka Aher 88% (64 ratings)
Anti Aging Medicine, Diploma in Dermatology, Training Certificate in Hair Transplant
Trichologist, Mumbai  •  6 years experience
Struggling With Baldness - Here Is What You Can Do?

For most people, especially women, it is a matter of pride to have beautiful, lustrous, and healthy hair. It is what completes them, giving a much-needed boost to their overall personality. There was a time when hair problems, particularly hair fall, was more of an old age problem. Of late, hair fall has been on a mercurial rise. From young adults to middle aged people, men to women, everyone is at the receiving end. The condition is so bad that people in their mid 30's and 40's are turning bald.

Baldness is the last thing a person would want. The affected person looks older than their age. Some if not all, are often subjected to humiliation and bullying. Their self-confidence goes for a severe beating. Most people find it difficult to come to terms with the situation. In extreme cases, a person ends up completely isolating themselves from the outside world. Here are a few tips to help you cope with the situation better.

  1. Do not procrastinate: Stress (personal as well as professional), pollution, medical conditions, unhealthy habits, and hereditary have often been found to be the underlying factors triggering severe hair fall and baldness in men as well as women. Identifying the contributing factor can, in fact, make things a lot easier for you. Be a little alert and consult a Trichologist in the case of extreme hair fall.
  2. Be confident: Baldness is nothing to be ashamed of, so be confident and don't let others put you down. Carry your changed look with confidence, pride, and dignity. You can also wear a hat or a bandana to make things cool and happening. There is nothing to lose sleep over such a petty issue. You are not answerable to the world. Keep yourself happy and motivated, this is what matters the most. Keep away from negativity and negative people.
  3. A healthy diet: Sometimes, hair fall and baldness may be an outcome of unhealthy diet and eating habits. Be careful with your diet. Supplement your diet with foods (especially fruits and vegetables) that are known to promote hair growth. Lentils, sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, citrus fruits, berries, apple, guava, yogurt, meat, fish, nuts, milk, and dairy products are highly beneficial for the hair growth. Biotin supplements (mostly tablets and capsules), readily available in the market, are often used to treat baldness and hair fall. However, just to be on the safer side, consult a physician before using the supplements.
  4. Hair Transplant: Hair transplant is an excellent option if you want to get the baldness camouflaged. However, do a proper research and avail the services of only an experienced surgeon for the hair transplant. Alternately, one can also go for hair weaving or hair replacements, depending on the severity and nature of the baldness and hair fall.
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