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Hair Loss

Rest assured. Hair loss is extremely common and affects most individuals at some point in their life.

Hair Loss also known as baldness or alopecia, can vary in intensity from low to high volume loss. Whilst most people experience seasonal loss of hair during the year, it can be deeply distressing for males and females to observe progressive or severe amounts of hair falling out.

The main symptoms of hair loss include dandruff (dry flaky scalp) and skin lesions. In males, hair loss can be characterised by thinning of the hair at the crown and at the temples. 

The average number of hairs on a human scalp is between 100,000 and 150,000, with 100 strands lost per day on average. If hair doesn't grow at the same rate it is lost, it results in low volume of strands, reflected by a large number of hairs lost after brushing or washing. 

What are the causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss in males is due to a combination of two main factors: genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. If male baldness is prevalent throughout the family generations, then there is a high chance of it being inherited. Hormones, on the other hand, can be influenced by environmental factors and age. 

Alopecia Areata is another cause for hair loss, where an overactive immune system treats hair follicles as foreigners and starts to invade them, resulting in the loss of follicles.

Other causes of hair loss include -

  • Medications following surgery or an illness also produce the temporary side effect of hair loss. 
  • Stressful and traumatic life events can cause hair loss in both sexes.
  • An unhealthy scalp caused by environmental factors such as water pollutants and excessive hair products can cause the build-up of excess sebum, leading to blocked hair follicles, restricting hair growth and making strands fall off before they have reached full length and maturity.
  • During post-pregnancy, Oestrogen levels drop back to their normal levels resulting in temporary hair loss.
  • Natural hair thinning as you age.
  • Thyroid disease
  • Anemia 
  • Protein deficiency
  • Chemotherapy
  • Vitamin deficiency

 

Treating Hair Loss

Hair loss can be an endless cycle if not treated. Stress is famously known to cause hair loss and hair loss can result in psychological disorders such as depression and more stress. The cycle is endless.

As well as treating hair loss with medication, understanding the causes of your hair loss can help you get to the root of the problem by trying to mitigate it.

Finasteride is one of the most popular medications which works effectively if taken daily, by oppressing the hormone that thins hair follicles. It is available to order online from MyUKDoctor in 28 tablets, 56 tablets, 84 tablets and 168 tablets.

Other treatments include Propecia and Vaniqa.

 

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