What is Hair Loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, or a normal part of aging. Anyone can lose hair on their head, but it’s more common in men.
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss or restore growth.
Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what’s causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body.
Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
• Gradual thinning on top of the head. This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting people as they age. In men, hair often begins to recede at the hairline on the forehead. Women typically have a broadening of the part in their hair. An increasingly common hair loss pattern in older women is a receding hairline (frontal fibrosing alopecia).
• Circular or patchy bald spots. Some people lose hair in circular or patchy bald spots on the scalp, beard or eyebrows. Your skin may become itchy or painful before the hair falls out.
• Sudden loosening of hair. A physical or emotional shock can cause hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning but is temporary.
• Full-body hair loss. Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body. The hair usually grows back.
• Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp. This is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times, oozing.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you are distressed by persistent hair loss in you or your child and want to pursue treatment. For women who are experiencing a receding hairline (frontal fibrosing alopecia), talk with your doctor about early treatment to avoid significant permanent baldness. Also, talk to your doctor if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your or your child’s hair. Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.
Causes of hair loss
Hereditary hair loss Both men and women develop this type of hair loss, which is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. Women get female pattern hair loss. Regardless of whether it develops in a man or woman, the medical term is androgenic alopecia.
No matter which term you use, it means that you’ve inherited genes that cause your hair follicles (what each hair grows out of) to shrink and eventually stop growing hair. Shrinking can begin as early as your teens, but it usually starts later in life.
In women, the first noticeable sign of hereditary hair loss is usually overall thinning or a widening part.
When a man has hereditary hair loss, the first sign is often a receding hairline or bald spot at the top of his head.
Is regrowth possible? Yes, treatment can help stop or slow hair loss. It may also help regrow hair. The earlier treatment is started, the better it works. Without treatment, you will continue to lose hair.
Age With age, most people notice some hair loss because hair growth slows. At some point, hair follicles stop growing hair, which causes the hair on our scalp to thin. Hair also starts to lose its color. A woman’s hairline naturally starts to recede.
Is regrowth possible? Caught early, treatment helps some people regrow their hair.
Alopecia areata Alopecia areata is a disease that develops when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles (what holds the hair in place), causing hair loss. You can lose hair anywhere on your body, including your scalp, inside your nose, and in your ears. Some people lose their eyelashes or eyebrows.
Is regrowth possible? Yes. If your hair fails to grow back on its own, treatment may help stimulate regrowth.
Childbirth, illness, or other stressors A few months after giving birth, recovering from an illness, or having an operation, you may notice a lot more hairs in your brush or on your pillow. This can also happen after a stressful time in your life, such as a divorce or the death of a loved one.
Is regrowth possible? If the stress stops, your body will readjust and the excessive shedding will stop. When the shedding stops, most people see their hair regain its normal fullness within 6 to 9 months.
Hair care If you color, perm, or relax your hair, you could be damaging your hair. Over time, this damage can lead to hair loss.
Is regrowth possible? You can change how you care for your hair, which can prevent hair loss. Once you damage a hair follicle, hair cannot grow from that follicle. Having many damaged hair follicles creates permanent bald spots.
Hormonal imbalance A common cause of this imbalance is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It leads to cysts on a woman’s ovaries, along with other signs and symptoms, which can include hair loss. Stopping some types of birth control pills can cause a temporary hormonal imbalance. Women who develop a hormonal imbalance can develop thinning hair (or hair loss) on their scalp.
Is regrowth possible? Treatment may help. Pulling your hair Some people pull on their hair, often to relieve stress. They may be unaware that they’re pulling their hair. The medical term for this is trichotillomania.
Is regrowth possible? If you haven’t destroyed the hair follicles, yes. For your hair to regrow, you have to stop pulling it.
Sexually transmitted infection Left untreated, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can lead to hair loss. Syphilis is such an STI. Left untreated, syphilis can cause patchy hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows, beard, and elsewhere. Other STIs can also cause hair loss.
Is regrowth possible? After treating the STI, hair often starts to regrow.
Herbal and hair loss
Hair loss is something that is an annoying thing in youth and especially in men. Taking care is an important thing in order to reduce hair loss By using the K.V. Ishan package one can definitely reduce hair loss. Being natural has no side effects.
Hair loss Shampoo: Wet your hair with Luke-warm water, Massage on a small amount through the wet hair and scalp, and Lather and massage the scalp using your fingertips. Leave the lather on for 5 minutes, Wash it off clean & follow with a cold-water rinse
Red Onion Shampoo: Wet your hair thoroughly with warm water, Take the required amount of shampoo and apply it all over your scalp and hair, Massage until it lathers up, and rinse it with plenty of plain water.
Anti Dandruff Shampoo: Hormone Balance Take 1 Capsule twice a day on an empty stomach at least half an hour before morning & evening meals. Use twice daily for 6-12 months for better results.
Hair loss Shampoo: Scalp gets detoxified and clarified, hair follicles get stronger hold and withdraw more nourishment, Gives gentle hair cleansing with less tangling, less breakage, Remove dandruff and fungal infections making hair clean as well as healthy, Strengthen hair and minimizes hair damage
Red Onion Shampoo: It helps strengthens hair follicles and clarify blocked roots, Suitable for all hair types, This shampoo cleanses and moisturizes your hair and scalp and helps to improve texture, It can be used to hydrate the roots and scalp & help to make hair healthy and lustrous.
Anti Dandruff Shampoo: Neutralizes dandruff-causing fungus, Minimizes hair fall & split ends, Suitable for all hair & scalp types, Totally free from sulphates & parabens.
Hormone Balance: KV Ish Hormone Balance Capsules is comprised of specific formulation that may help to treat abnormalities of hormonal imbalance like stress, irritability, insomnia, menopausal disturbance, Amenorrhea, Hypothyroid, Overweight & side effects related to post surgery.