Hairfall & Disorders

What is hair loss?


Hair Shedding: If you’ve been noticing more hairs on your pillow or hairbrush than normal, you may worry that you have hair loss. You could actually just be shedding more hairs than normal. Yes, there is a difference. It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the body sheds significantly more hairs every day, a person has excessive hair shedding. The medical term for this condition is telogen effluvium. Excessive hair shedding is common in people who have experienced one the following stressors:

  • Lost 20 pounds or more
  • Given birth
  • Experiencing lots of stress (caring for a loved one who is sick, going through a divorce, losing a job)
  • Had high fever
  • Undergone an operation
  • Recovering from an illness, especially if it included high fever
  • Stopped taking birth-control pills

Most people notice the excessive hair shedding a few months after the stressful event. For example, a new mom can see excessive hair shedding about two months after giving birth. The shedding usually peaks about four months after giving birth. This shedding is normal and temporary.

As your body readjusts, the excessive shedding stops. Within six to nine months, the hair tends to regains its normal fullness.

If the stressor stays with you, however, hair shedding can be long lived. People who are constantly under a lot of stress can have long-term excessive hair shedding.

What is hair loss?


Hair Loss: Hair loss occurs when something stops the hair from growing. The most common causes of hair loss include:

  • Hereditary hair loss
  • Immune system overreacts
  • Some drugs and treatments
  • Hairstyles that pull on the hair
  • Harsh hair-care products
  • Compulsion to pull out one’s hair

New hair normally replaces the lost hair, but this doesn’t always happen. Hair loss can develop gradually over years or happen abruptly. Hair loss can be permanent or temporary.

It’s impossible to count the amount of hair lost on a given day. You may be losing more hair than is normal if you notice a large amount of hair in the drain after washing your hair or clumps of hair in your brush. You might also notice thinning patches of hair or baldness.

If you notice that you’re losing more hair than usual, you should discuss the problem with your doctor. They can determine the underlying cause of your hair loss and suggest appropriate treatment plans.

Why Vasu Eye institute & Skin Centre?


Dr. Ruchi Mangla is a dermatologist(skin specialist). After MBBS, she done DVD and have 16+ years experience in dermatology. She has treated thousands of patients suffering from Hair Fall problem. Before joing Vasu Eye Institute & Skin Centre she worked in many prestigious hospitals as a skin specialist. Doctor first diagnose the reson of hair fall, there could be many reasons like Harmonal Changes(pregnancy, nebopause etc), Medical Conditions(Thyroid, ringworms on scalp etc), Medication(Cance, High BP etc). On the basis of diagnosis dermatologist will start your treatment to bring out best results.

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