What is Hair?
Hair could be described as dead cell of living beings and consists of a tough protein called keratin. The hairs are firmly held into the skin by hair follicles. Hair growth varies from person to person. The average rate of hair growth for a person is around one-half inch per month. The color of the hair also varies person to person due to pigment cells which produces melanin in the hair follicle. The color of the hair changes to grey due to ageing process and due to this the pigment cells die.
Hair Loss Problem
Hair loss is the common problem occurring in men and women equally today due to environmental factors and genetically concerned issues arose. Hair loss is also known as baldness. It is referred to loss of hair from part of head or body. The hair loss varies from person to person. The person loses hairs in patches usually in circular ones and other symptoms which lead to hair loss are dandruff, scarring and skin lesions.
What are the causes of hair loss?
Pattern hair loss
The hair loss pattern in males is believed to be a combination of male hormone dihydrotestosterone and genetics. Although there is no clarity about the hair loss pattern in females.
There are many infections such as Fungal infections (such as tinea capitis), Dissecting cellulitis, Secondary syphilis, Folliculitis and Demodex folliculorum. Demodex folliculorum is not very commonly present on each and every hair scalp but it is more likely to be found on oily scalp.
Other medical conditions such as blood pressures, diabetes, cholesterol and heart disease may also contribute to the temporary or permanent hair loss. Apart from diseases, any medicine such as contraceptive pill, steroids, hormone replacement therapy and acne medicines, which affect the hormones of body could also be considered as very strong reason for hair loss.
Hair loss often follows childbirth without causing baldness. In this situation, the hair is actually thicker during pregnancy due to increased circulating oestrogens. After the baby is born, the oestrogen levels fall back to normal prepregnancy levels, and the additional hair foliage drops out.
What is hair transplantation?
is a kind of surgery that is used to move hair follicles from the donor site to balding part. It is generally used to give treatment for male pattern baldness. Hair transplantation is also useful in the restoration of eyelashes, beard hair, eyebrows, chest hair, pubic hair and to give the scars a hairy look which might have caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts.
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