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Hair Loss

Hair Loss
What Is Hair Loss ?

Hair loss refers to the gradual, painless and persistent hair fall that may lead to patches of baldness. Hair loss is common to men and women both, however, the pattern of the symptoms may vary for the two. In most cases it is due to the combinatorial effect of hormonal and genetic changes. 

What Triggers Hair Loss?

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Family history of baldness
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Environmental issues
  • Seasonal changes
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Certain illnesses and medications

How Would You Know If You Have Hair Loss?

  • In case of hair loss, you may observe hair thinning on the top of the head followed by other parts of the head.
  • You may lose more than 100 hair strands throughout the day
  • Men tend to lose hair on the front hairline and forehead whereas women experience thinning throughout the scalp.
  • In case left unattended, you may be left with hair around the ears, the sides and the back of the head.

What Should You Do In case Your Symptoms Worsen?

  • Persistent hair fall, if left unattended, shall lead to hair fall. It is best recommended to take remedial steps when you spot continuous falling of hair.
  • You can try herbal remedies and over-the-counter medications to reduce symptoms of hair fall. However, in case these do not help, it is best suggested to seek expert opinion from the specialist.
  • Your doctor will ask you for your dietary habits, workout routine based on these shall suggest the relevant treatment options.

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • In order to rule out the cause of hair fall, your doctor may ask you for your medical history and ask you to get your physical examinations done.
  • The doctor may inspect you physically and observe the pattern of your hair loss.
  • You may also be suggested to get hair analysis done (during which the hair strand will be examined under the microscope)
  • In case the doctor suspects presence of a medical illness, he may suggest you to get a blood test done.
  • Depending on the cause of the hair fall, the doctor may prescribe you relevant medicines (over-the-counter or prescription)
  • Additionally, you may be recommended to add protein rich foods and fruits to your daily diet.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Hair Loss?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms:
1. Fenugreek (Methi)
Ingredients: Fenugreek (Methi) Water
Ways to Use:

-Grind a spoonful of methi and soak it in a cup of water overnight. Make a fine paste and apply it to the hair. 

2. Hibiscus (Shoe Flower)
Ingredients: Hibiscus (Shoe Flower) Coconut Oil Castor Oil
Ways to Use:

-Leaves of the Hibiscus flower are crushed to obtain a slippery fluid which is then mixed with coconut or castor oil. Apply this mixture on the scalp and leave it for an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Try this atleast once every week. 

3. Coconut Milk
Ingredients: Coconut Milk
Ways to Use:

-Rich in essential fats and proteins, coconut milk serves as an excellent remedy for hair fall. Apply and massage coconut milk on the scalp for atleast an hour. Wash it with warm water. Repeat this twice in a week. 

4. Sour Curd
Ingredients: Sour curd Black Pepper
Ways to Use:

-To a cup of cup of sour curd, add a pinch of ground black pepper. Rub the paste on the scalp. Leave it for atleast an hour or two. Wash with luke warm water. 

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