Frequently Asked Question
What causes hair fall?
Hair falls have various causes, including genetics, hormonal changes (such as those related to aging or imbalances), certain medical conditions (like thyroid disorders or alopecia areata), nutritional deficiencies, stress, improper hair care practices, and harsh hair products. Identifying the underlying cause is important for determining the appropriate treatment approach.
What is the difference between hair fall and hair loss?
Hair fall refers to the natural shedding of hair strands as part of the hair growth cycle, which is considered normal. Hair loss, on the other hand, refers to excessive or abnormal hair shedding that results in noticeable thinning or bald patches. While some hair fall is normal, persistent or significant hair loss requires attention and treatment.
Can hair fall be reversed or treated?
The treatment and reversal of hair fall depend on its underlying cause. Hair fall is sometimes managed or reduced through lifestyle changes, proper hair care practices, stress management, and a balanced diet. However, for certain conditions like androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), alopecia areata, or significant hair loss, medical treatments such as medications, topical solutions, or hair transplant procedures may be recommended. Consulting a dermatologist or trichologist is advisable to determine the best action.
What is male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness, known as androgenetic alopecia, is a common form of hair loss in men. A receding hairline and thinning of hair on the crown of the head characterize it. Male pattern baldness is primarily caused by genetic factors and the influence of hormones, particularly dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Treatments for male pattern baldness may include medications, topical solutions, or hair transplant procedures.
Is there a way to prevent hair fall or promote hair growth?
While it may not be possible to completely prevent hair fall, adopting healthy hair care practices help minimize excessive shedding and promote overall hair health. It includes avoiding excessive heat styling and chemical treatments, using gentle hair care products, maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, managing stress levels, protecting hair from sun damage, and avoiding tight hairstyles that pull on the hair. May also recommend specific treatments or medications based on the underlying cause of hair fall.
What are DHT blockers, and how do they help with hair fall?
DHT blockers are substances or medications that inhibit the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone associated with hair loss. By blocking DHT, these blockers help reduce hair follicles and slow down the progression of hair loss, particularly in cases of androgenetic alopecia. Some DHT blockers are available as oral medications or topical solutions and may require a prescription.