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20 facts about hair loss in women

The dermatologist explains the causes and how to deal with this type of problem

Hair loss is a common problem that most people will face at some point in their lives, due to the various factors that can trigger it. Among the most frequent causes are stress, hormonal changes, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and even the excessive use of chemicals on the hair.

This condition can be temporary or permanent, depending on the underlying cause, and affects both men and women of different ages. Recognizing that hair loss is a normal part of life can help demystify the problem and encourage seeking appropriate treatments and lifestyle changes that can minimize its impact.

Below, Dr. Carolina Molina Gamallo, dermatologist and full member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, specializing in trichology and hair transplant, lists 20 pieces of information that every woman should know about hair loss. Watch!

1. Common causes

A hair loss It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, stress, diet, medical conditions and aggressive hair treatments.

2. Patterns of baldness

Male and female pattern baldness follow different patterns. In men, it usually begins with recession of the temples and baldness on the top of the head. In women it tends to be more widespread, with loss of volume throughout the scalp.

3. Hair growth cycle

Hair goes through a growth cycle made up of three phases: anagen (growth), catagen (transition) and telogen (rest and fall).

4. Alopecia

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are several types, including alopecia areata (hair loss in specific areas), androgenetic alopecia (baldness), and telogen effluvium (increased and widespread hair loss).

5. Genetic factors

Genetic predisposition plays a significant role in hair loss. If your parents or grandparents have a history of baldness, you are more likely to develop the same pattern.

6. Hormones

Hormonal changes, such as those that occurpost pregnancy (puerperium), menopause or thyroid disorders can cause hair loss.

7. Stress

Physical or emotional stress can trigger temporary hair loss, known as telogen effluvium.

Taking care of your diet is important to prevent hair loss

8. Nutritional deficiencies

A diet low in essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, B vitamins and protein can contribute to hair loss.

9. Medical treatments

Some medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and some medications, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

10. Physical trauma

Trauma to the scalp, such as injuries or scars, can damage it hair follicles and lead to hair loss.

11. Age

Hair loss is more common as we age, due to reduced activity of hair follicles.

12. Diagnosis

An accurate diagnosis of the cause of hair loss is essential to determining the appropriate treatment. This usually requires evaluation by a dermatologist or doctor who specializes in hair health.

13. Treatments

Hair loss treatments include topical or oral medications, laser therapies, hair transplants, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and food supplements.

Emotional support is important to help deal with hair loss

14. Emotional effects

Hair loss can have a significant impact on self-esteem and emotional well-being. It is important to seek emotional support as needed when dealing with hair loss.

15. Hair care

Proper hair care, such as avoiding tight styles, harsh chemicals and excessive heat, can help prevent hair damage and loss.

16. Sunscreen

Protecting your scalp from harmful UV rays can help prevent damage to your hair and scalp, thus reducing hair loss. induced by the sun.

17. Proper hygiene

Keeping your scalp clean and healthy is important to promote hair growth and prevent problems such as seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff).

18. Consult an expert

If you are concerned about hair loss, consult a dermatologist or doctor who specializes in hair health for proper evaluation and guidance.

19. Early treatment

Starting treatment as early as possible can help minimize hair loss and increase the chances of hair regeneration.

20. Realistic expectations

It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of hair loss treatment. Not all work for everyone and it may take some time to see significant results.

By Sarah Monteiro

Source: Terra

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