Hair loss does occur commonly and may not affect the well being of some people but to others it can be catastrophic. The medical term for hair loss is Alopecia.
What is Alopecia?
There are many types of alopecia: androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness), alopercia totalis, alopecia universalis, alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder. It is advisable to have a consultation to get the condition diagnosed correctly so the right treatment can be prescribed to suit your circumstances.
Is it normal to see hair falling out everyday?
Yes. It is perfectly normal to shed approximately 100-150 hairs everyday as part of the normal hair cycle. Most people have approximately 100000 hairs on their head. These hairs are constantly cycling between the growth and resting phases. These will grow back in 3-6 months.
If you do notice you are shedding significantly more than this, more than usual, or you hair just appears to be thinning, make a time to have a consultation with our trichologist to determine the best course of action that is most appropriate for you.
Why am I losing my hair or thinning?
There are many reasons why men and women will experience hair loss and thinning hair including:
•Fevers or illness.
•Unbalanced hormones, including certain types of contraceptive pills.
•Growth hormones and muscle developing products.
•Mal-absorption of nutrients.
•Stress / lifestyle changes.
•Genetically predisposed / family history.
•Allergic reaction to chemicals.
What treatments are available?
There are many treatments available to treat hair loss and thinning hair. After a complete and accurate diagnosis of your hair loss or scalp condition and then you can be provided with the most appropriate treatment that will provide you with the best possible outcome. This should include a nutritional plan, protein & vitamin supplementation, and then the discussion of medication, non surgical and surgical options. You should always be shown only proven hair loss treatments and solutions.