Signs your hair loss isn’t normal — and how you can stop it


Experiencing drastic hair shedding when you rinse off your scalp can be frightening and horrible. This can make you immediately go for a hair restoration treatment search. But it is very important to know that how much hair loss is normal before planning to undergo a hair loss treatment.

Normal hair loss

According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, shedding 50-100 strands is perfectly normal and you don’t need to go for any treatment for that.

A hair grows in three phases including growth phase (Anagen), resting phase (Catagen) and Shedding phase (Telogen). Initially, a hair remains in the anagen phase for about 2-5 years before going into resting and shedding phase. During the resting period, the blood supply to the hair follicles becomes limited which as a result makes the hair delicate. In the Telogen phase, the hair is completely disconnected from the hair follicle and sheds off, where it is replaced by new hair from the same hair follicle.

Since the old hair is replaced by a newer one, the overall density of the hair is not disturbed in this case.

Signs that indicate the abnormal hair loss

In the case you are suffering from an underlying medical condition, your hair loss would behave abnormally.

The hair shedding is due to Telogen Effluvium (a hair loss condition) can occur suddenly in response to a stress or trauma. Telogen effluvium disturbs the normal growth cycles of the hair by putting an excessive amount of strands in the Telogen or shedding phase, which triggers drastic hair shedding.

The immune system disorder can also be a reason for excessive shedding. In such a case, the immune system abnormally attacks the healthy cells of the body including hair follicles, which as a result cause hair loss. This type of hair loss condition is known as Alopecia Areata, Platelet Rich plasma is considered the most effective Alopecia Areata treatment in Dubai.

Treating Alopecia Areata requires to go for the remedies that may help to correct the behavior of the autoimmune system and also make the hair follicles healthy enough to combat the effects of Alopecia Areata.

Alopecia Areata if left untreated can develop further to form Alopecia totallis and Alopecia Universalis, which are the hair loss conditions that cause hair loss from all over the scalp and body.

There are plenty of other factors that can play a part in inducing abnormal hair loss such as Traction Alopecia, nutritional deficiency, stress or trauma.

Sudden hair loss due to nutritional deficiency

Nutrients and minerals such as protein, vitamins, and minerals are basic building blocks for the health of hair. A sufficient quantity of these nutrients is essential for the proper growth of hair.

A Proper nutrition boosts up the hair growth, but it can’t restore the damage that has already been done. To recover from the damages, you would need to go for proper hair restoration treatment.

If you are concerned about any type of hair loss you are experiencing, you should talk to a nearby specialist about that. A specialist will guide you better about your hair loss condition and steps that you need to take in order to reverse that.

Hair Transplant Dubai clinic provides you with a free consultation offer before the actual treatment. In this session, you can discuss each and everything about different types of hair restoration procedures including their outcomes, side effects and effectiveness in your case.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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