Hair loss, thinning hair
Hair loss problem, thinning hair is a big problem for many people, which results even without directly affecting the body. Instead, they have a strong impact on the mental state, personality, and socialization. Causing lack of confidence when styling hair Wearing something doesn’t make sense Hair loss in clumps every time when washing hair, etc., which some behavior may cause hair loss. Perhaps starting from changing the behavior that harms our hair. It can help stop the problem of hair loss to be reduced. Failure to modify your hair behavior can lead to thinning in the future. Or if it’s too heavy, it might just go bald.
In total, there are about 100,000 hair on the entire head, which will naturally fall 50-100 hair per day, naturally, the hair roots will last about 3 years by producing keratin to override the old strands to grow longer per month. 1 cm and some parts gradually stop growing with new strands growing. Push the original root until it falls off itself within a period of 3 months, which will be a cycle like this and so on.
And what kind is called hair loss? For example, your hair has lost more than 100 strands per day on the day that you don’t wash your hair. And fall more than 200 strands per day on the day of shampooing Hair that has fallen out does not grow back. Or grow up, but the line is smaller than before And hair will fall only in areas such as head loss, M-shaped loss (m) around the forehead, O-shaped patches (o), etc., which men and women will have different characteristics of thinning hair. In men, it looks like a head or thin hair in the middle of the crown. But of women not that serious But there will be only thin hair in the middle of the head Rarely seen in the form of a man.
Causes of hair loss
The causes of hair loss in women are numerous. Differential diagnosis to determine the cause requires a thorough history taking and physical examination. In some cases, it may be necessary to have blood tested. Do an ultrasound exam Or cut small pieces of meat from the hair loss area And sent to investigate the cause.
This is in order to know the root of the problem and find the right treatment. The causes of hair loss, thinning hair and baldness are divided into two main groups: scar-free (Nonscarring Alopecia) and scarring Alopecia, which without scarring is the most common and will come from 2 causes. Mainly together are
Heredity is most common in about 90% of women with baldness and thinning hair. The most common symptoms are thinning or baldness. Which is often found in the middle of the head. As for the front hairline. It will not recede as in men. Which can be divide into 3 levels of severity:
Level 1 started to have thin hair, but not much. Will be clearly seen following the hair screeching. Hair will begin to thin and thin. Can be treated with drugs first There is no need to grow hair.
Level 2 Hair more and more thin until I begin to see the scalp. Middle baldness Began to expand more than ever before Can be treated by hair transplant method. Then should use drugs to delay or prevent the original hair loss more Otherwise the original hair will become thinner. Until you may have to come back and grow your hair again
Level 3 The hair is very thin that the scalp can be clearly seen. The area of baldness extends to the sides surrounding it. Can be treated by using drugs in combination with hair transplantation But the results were not very good Since there has been a lot of hair loss already Wearing a wig is another option.
2. Other cause
Other causes, which are found in about 10%, there are many reasons. But the most common causes are Alopecia Areata, Toxic Thyroid Disease, some skin diseases (such as leprosy, scalp fungus, psoriasis), anemia, kidney disease. Chronic, syphilis, hypothyroidism, SLE, PCOS, self-withdrawal psychosis (Trichotillomania), conditions (such as postpartum conditions, postmenopausal conditions, postoperative conditions, post-heavy weight loss), ovarian tumors that produce testosterone, certain medications (such as oral contraceptives) Some types, blood pressure drugs, blood lipids, chemotherapy drugs, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, beta blockers, anticoagulants), stress, weak health, tightening of hair. Too much over time (traction alopecia) can also cause hair loss, etc.