Causes, Symptoms & Available Treatment Options for Hair Loss | Causes, Symptoms & Available Treatment Options for Hair Loss | Scoop.it

Hair loss should not be ignored since it can lead to complete baldness. Read on to know the different patterns of hair loss, causes, symptoms and available treatment options.

Hair loss can strike anyone at any age. If you notice serious hair fall, you should immediately go to a doctor for checkup. Hair loss causes are varied such as stress, hormonal imbalance, genetic issues, chemotherapy, thyroid, auto-immune diseases and many other reasons.


There are two patterns of hair loss, female pattern hair loss and male pattern hair loss. This article contains the causes, symptoms and treatment options for both these types. The initial part contains information about male pattern hair loss and the next part is all about the later one.


Male Pattern Hair Loss:

It is the most common type of hair loss found in men. Medically, it is known as androgenic alopecia.


Causes:

Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is mainly caused due to genetic predisposition and male sex hormones. This kind of hair loss usually follows a pattern of receding hairline on the forehead or the crown. Due to this ailment hair follicles shrinks and become shorter and finer. Eventually the follicles cease to grow new hair. However these follicles are still alive which indicates that proper treatment can end the problem.


Symptoms:

Hairline starts to recede from the forehead forming an M shape. Eventually the hairline moves backward further creating a U shape.


Female Pattern Hair Loss:

In case of female pattern baldness, hair follicles start to shrink resulting into finer and shorter hair and ultimately these follicles stop to grow new hair leading to baldness. Similar to the male pattern baldness here also the follicles remain alive which suggests that proper treatment can heal up the condition.


Causes: This pattern of hair loss is commonly caused due to the following reasons:

Aging

Hereditary

Hormonal imbalance


Symptoms:

Hair starts to become thinner mainly on the top and crown of the scalp. Eventually it will start to get wider through the center hair part. Although the frontal hairline stays intact, but it can lead to complete baldness if left untreated.


Treatment Options for Both These Disorders:

Latest technology implied on various treatment methods have reduced the chances of side effects and have proved to yield effective results. A lot of hair restoration clinics in India are offering hair transplantation surgeries as a permanent solution to hair loss issues. It is performed through surgery in which hair follicles collected from the donor site are carefully transplanted to the bald zone. The procedure helps in growing natural hair which covers the bald spots permanently. If you wish to undergo this surgery, contact a reputed clinic.  


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