Shedding your hair is a normal part of life, if it’s up to around 150 hairs a day that you are losing. So when should you be concerned about the number of hairs that you are losing? If you notice an increase in hair loss, of more than 100-150 hairs a day, it’s worth investigating. As we age, some of the hair follicles stop producing new hair, or the anagen phase gets progressively shorter and the hair is shed at a faster rate. Hair loss occurs through other factors that either effect the health of the hair follicle, or disrupt the normal cycle of hair growth. Some of these effects are reversible and normal hair growth returns once the trigger is removed. Other factors can’t be reversed without medical help.
In this article we look at normal loss of hair versus when you should be concerned and seek a proper diagnosis.
If you suffer from hair loss, answer these 3 questions to discover the best treatment option for you.
What Is Normal Hair Loss?
There is an important distinction to make between shedding, which occurs as part of the normal cycle of hair growth, and hair loss. It is quite normal to shed 30-100 hairs a day, through brushing or washing your hair, or as the old hair is pushed out by new hair growth.
Top 4 things you should know:
- Everybody sheds 30-100 hairs daily as part of a normal hair growth cycle
- 55% of men have noticeable loss of hair by the age of 40
- 95% of all hair loss types are genetic
- The same hormone (DHT) that causes loss of hair is also responsible for acne and oily skin
When To Seek A Medical Opinion
To put your mind at ease, it’s always best to seek a medical opinion from a hair loss professional, especially if it is causing you stress or anxiety. Up to 62% of men who experience thinning hair suffer negative psychological effects. The most important point to remember when dealing with a loss of hair is that the correct diagnosis for the cause will put you on the right treatment path.
6 Key Reasons Why People Go Bald
- Androgenetic Alopecia – the most common reason for baldness is genetics
- Poor diet
- Hormonal imbalances
- Diseases or infections
There are various treatment options for all of the above reasons for baldness, all of which need to be discussed with you following your diagnosis. Some causes are reversible and for those that aren’t, there are options, including hair implantation, micropigmentation and PRP therapy.
The first step is a consultation to determine if hair transplant surgery or alternative treatments are right for you. Our treatment options are personalised to individual requirements, based on sound medical knowledge and experience.
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