How To Beat Hair Loss
How to Beat Hair Loss
There is nothing unusual about losing hair it is a natural thing and happens to everyone, but sometimes faster than others. On average, we shed 100 hairs a day in which most are lost when brushing or washing our hair.
However, millions of people in the UK are suffering from excessive hair loss or alopecia, where they shed hair faster than it is replaced or stop reproducing it all together.
Full Head Thinning
If you’re shedding more hair than usual, there could be a problem with the hair cycle. Each follicle has a cycle of 3 phases:
- The growing stage (Anagen)
- The resting stage (Catagen)
- The shedding stage (Telogen)
Approximately 90% of the hair is in the growth phase, between 5-9% are in the resting phase and the rest are being lost. However, certain factors can cut short the growth cycle and shift the hair into the shedding phase, this is more common in women.
Possible Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can be caused by the following:
- Pulling the hair too tight
- Hereditary hair loss (passed on through genes)
- Deficiency in minerals and
Once you have figured out what is causing your hair loss it is time to visit your pharmacy and find a solution.
When visiting your GP they will give you different ways of dealing with hair loss. Some treatments can be as simple as applying a foam or lotion such as Regaine Solution.
Sometimes it won’t be as simple as using a product, many times your GP will prescribe you with medication to treat the issue and see if the hair loss subsides. But some hair loss cannot be treated with a simple visit to your GP.
There are many hair clinics around the UK specialising in hair loss treatments or solution.
There are also surgical options if nothing else seems to work. Single follicles of hair are moved from one part of the head to the sparse or balding part of the head. Eventually, the hair will thicken and blend in, showing no sign of balding.
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