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Thinning Hair

Nearly everyone will lose some amount of hair at some point during their lives. This is completely normal, but some people may find that they are losing more hair than normal. This may be due to a relatively common condition called alopecia.

Alopecia
is the technical term for thinning hair, and while it is hardly a life-threatening condition it can be difficult for the millions of people who are affected by it. It is more common in men than in women, although approximately 40 percent of hair thinning cases are found in women. It can and often does lead to baldness, especially in men.

Causes

Thinning hair can be caused by a number of factors such as hormonal imbalance, poor diet, excessive dandruff or stress. Women who experience hair loss often do so shortly after menopause. In these cases it is often the hormonal changes associated with menopause that are at fault. For men, hair thinning is often hereditary. Continue reading..

Diagnosis

There are many ways in which a doctor can determine if someone has a hair thinning problem. The easiest way to determine if there is a hair loss problem is to pull hair from three different parts of the head. If more than ten hairs are removed with each pull, then there is likely a hair loss problem. Alternatively, a doctor may perform a biopsy of the scalp to determine if there is a problem. A trichoscopy may also be performed to determine if there are any underlying medical issues besides alopecia.

Treatment

If you are diagnosed with a thinning hair problem, don’t panic and stress out as it would result in more hair loss. There are a variety of treatments available to help the hair regrow. Carefully discuss your problem with a hair care physician, evaluate the treatment options available and then proceed with treatment. Apart from undergoing treatment it is also important that you take proper care of your hair like washing it regularly with mild herbal shampoos and carefully drying it. Do not use hair dyes or other harsh chemical products as these can cause hair to break and thin out. If you want to use hair colors, talk to your doctor and find out what is best for you. Always eat a healthy and balanced diet. Proper care and proper diet will ensure healthy hair growth and keep your hair in good shape. Continue reading..