Hair loss, which can occur due to different reasons, brings along important psycho-social problems in both women and men. It is possible to prevent hair loss when diagnosed correctly.
Every time a person takes his hand to his hair, hair remains on his hand and finding hair on his pillow in the morning is a sign of hair loss disease. On the other hand, it should be known that it is normal to lose 50-100 hairs per day. But in practice this can be difficult to count. Basically, a person can measure whether there is a significant amount of hair loss with an easy test. Unwashed hair for three days; The index and middle finger will be pinched in the middle. A lock of hair will be stripped down to the tip. Having more than 5 hairs in our hands indicates that shedding is valuable.
In a healthy person, hair loss can last up to 2 months. If the duration of hair loss, which is repeated 3 times a year, exceeds 2 months, it may be the harbinger of some important diseases and may require specialist help. Hair loss usually starts 3-4 months after the triggering factor and can return to normal 6-12 months after these factors are treated.
What are the causes of hair loss?
Seasonal changes, tension, iron deficiency and hormonal disorders are just a few of the causes of hair loss. However, important diseases can also lie in the source of hair loss.
Physical tension: Physical trauma, surgery, accident or a serious illness may cause hair loss permanently. Hair has a life cycle consisting of 3 phases. Hair grows, waits and then falls out. As a result of physical tension, this cycle can be disrupted and more hair is pushed into the shedding phase. Hair loss can be noticed in an obvious form within 3 to 6 months after physical trauma.
Emotional tension: Hair loss is less common due to emotional tension compared to physical tension. If your hair is prone to shedding, tension can accelerate this process in emotionally challenging periods such as deaths, divorce, and bankruptcy.
Thyroid gland diseases: If the thyroid gland works more or less, widespread hair loss can be seen.
Anemia: Anemia caused by iron deficiency is actually a cause of hair loss that can be corrected very easily. Other symptoms of anemia include fatigue, headache, pale skin, and cold hands and feet.
Birth: An example of the physical tension we just talked about is pregnancy and childbirth. Hormonal factors also come into play in this process. It occurs 2-3 months after birth. Most of the time, it heals naturally without the need for treatment.
Protein deficiency: If it is under-fed by protein, the body will cut off hair growth in order to save the protein it needs.
Sudden weight loss: Sudden weight loss is also a medical physical trauma for the body. Although losing weight is beneficial for your health, sudden weight loss can cause hair loss.
– drugs: One of the side effects of some blood thinning drugs, drugs used for heart diseases, cancer, blood pressure and rheumatic diseases, some acne drugs and antidepressants is hair loss. Not all drugs of this type have this side effect, and other drugs not listed here can cause hair loss. You can discuss with your doctor whether the medicine you always use causes hair loss.
Zinc, B12 and Vitamin D deficiency: Zinc, copper, biotin, vitamin B12, folic acid, deficiency and vitamin D deficiency also cause hair loss.
Polycystic ovary syndrome: In polycystic ovary syndrome, an imbalance in female and male hormones is a matter of speech. Excess androgen hormone can cause ovarian cysts, weight loss, changes in the menstrual cycle and weakening of the hair.
Androgenetic hair loss (AGA): The most valuable cause of hair loss is AGA. With hair loss in the peak area in men and women
watches. The term AGA refers to the presence of androgens with a genetic predisposition in both sexes after onset of puberty.
may occur at a random time. Usually onset is 30 and 40 years old. It is clinically noticed between 17 years of age in men and 25-30 years of age in women.
Hair Loss Treatment:
If a disease is detected as a result of the examination and examination (such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary), treating this disease will solve the hair loss problem. If there is a deficiency in the body such as iron and B12 again, removing it will solve the problem. In cases where a random disease or deficiency is not detected, the problem is tried to be eliminated with drugs such as finasteride, minoxidil, d-panthenol.
In addition, the other 2 treatment options that have a special role in the treatment of hair loss are hair mesotherapy and PRP (Platelet rich plasma) treatment.
Mesotherapy application is the application of cocktails consisting of components such as amino acids, vitamins and minerals, which have hair nourishing and improving properties, to the scalp with fine-tipped special needles, with a gun or manually.
PRP treatment is a recently developed treatment option. PRP is platelet-rich plasma obtained as a result of the separation of one’s own blood with a special device. It is successfully applied in dermatological conditions such as skin rejuvenation, removal of acne scars, skin blemishes, as well as hair loss. The prepared material is applied to the scalp of the patient with the mesotherapy technique.
As a result, hair loss is a preventable process. It is valuable to apply to a dermatologist in hair loss that continues for more than 2 months.