information on hair diseases and their remedies
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Hair loss is a common problem and requires proper treatment. Thanks to modern science, there has been a surge of products and techniques that are pro-active not only in preventing hair loss but also in offering a permanent cure. There are many factors responsible for hair loss. Some are infectious, some are due to the environment, and some are due to genetic reasons. Some hair loss conditions are temporary and some are permanent. Some hair loss conditions can be cured with proper medical treatment, while in some cases hair transplantation surgery is required. In this section you will find information on the cyclical process of hair regrowth. This is followed with a discussion of the causes of hair loss and finally the method of hair loss diagnosis.
Hair regrowth cycle
The hair regrowth cycle is discussed in detail. A certain amount of hair loss as a part of the cyclical process of hair growth is absolutely normal. However, some people may experience hair loss of an abnormal kind which necessitates clinical advice. Our hair passes through 3 cyclical phases; anagen phase, catagen phase and telogen phase. One phase is followed by other and the cycle continues. An abrupt disruption in the normal cycle of hair growth, results in hair loss. You will study the factors affecting the normal cycle of hair growth.
Causes of hair loss
Hair loss is one of the cruelest pranks of nature. Hair loss causes are many. Though genetics can play a major role, other hair loss causes such as inadequate diet, hormonal imbalance, stress etc. has a large influence on it. Hair loss can be either temporary or permanent in intensity depending on the cause. Stress or birth control pills can trigger temporary hair loss while a hormonal imbalance can have a greater impact on the hair loss of an individual. Whatever is the cause of hair loss, a complete study of causes and proper treatment are must for preventing hair loss and reversing it.
There are different techniques for diagnosis of hair diseases. Diagnostic procedures like a hair pull or pluck test gives a rough idea on the quantity of hair that is being shed from the affected scalp and the number of hair follicles in a growth and resting state. Different types of laboratory tests are done to identify the type of hair and any changes in its growth.
A professional dermatologist can treat many hair problems and thus can suggest the right treatment helpful in preventing hair loss. Extensive research work is required for a better understanding of the hair disease mechanisms that may be the cause of the hair condition which in turn will help in preventing hair loss.