Understanding Hair Loss Signs & Symptoms

Understanding Hair Loss Signs & Symptoms

Hair loss is an annoying natural process that almost all men and women face at some point in their life. This generally takes place due to androgenic alopecia, a genetic condition. It does not give any big signs and symptoms. However, by keeping a close eye on certain factors, one can observe if the hair loss has started taking place.

Receding Hairline

Receding hairline is the first and most obvious sign of hair loss. Sometimes the increase in size of the forehead goes unnoticed but it is caused by the hair loss. Keep an eye if the forehead is looking bigger than normal, it could be due to hair loss.

Obvious Thinning

Hair loss starts off with thinning of the hair. If you feel that the density of hair is less than before particularly at the front of the head, this could be due to hair loss. At times the front hair thin before a clear receding in the hairline.

Hair on the Pillow

Everyone has some hair on the pillow when they wake up in the morning. However, if this number is increasing, it is a clear sign of hair loss. Generally, a few strands will always be there but it needs to be looked into if the numbers are increasing constantly.

Excessive Shedding

Shedding of hair is a natural process. The hair that shed is replaced by newer ones. Generally, up to a 100 hair a day can shed without causing baldness. However, if you notice a marked increase in the shedding of hair, it is time to pay close attention. Generally, the best measure to notice shedding is while combing and shampooing. If too much hair during shampooing finds their way onto your palms, you might be going through hair loss.

Bald Patches on the Head

Bald patches can appear all of a sudden. These will generally appear in the crown area and their general size is about one inch. Since this area is not very easy to see, most people miss this clear sign of hair loss. Ensure that you check your crown area frequently especially if you suspect hair loss is taking place. A bit of observation is all that is needed in order to know right away if you are experiencing hair loss. By taking good care of your hair at this stage, you can slow down and delay the eventual hair loss by many years.

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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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