What Causes hair loss & What can you do?


Hair loss is mostly associated with ageing men but it can affect anyone at any point in their lives. Shedding about 100 strands a day is perfectly normal, but if you are shedding any more hair than that, then you might need to consider your hair habits.  Mostly your hair grows about half an inch, about 90 percent of the hair is in growing phase and 10 percent of the hair is in dormant phase. The problem occurs when more than 10 percent hair is in dormant phase and you begin to shed hair excessively.  Here are some of the causes of hair fall:

Harsh treatments and hair styles

Tight hair styles like buns and sleek pony tails can tug your hair and promote hair fall. Also, excessive use of chemical treatments on your hair can weaken the hair shaft, and promote hair fall. Excessive coloring, bleaching and heat styling your hair will lead to hair fall. Try to limit the use of chemicals and heat on your hair.


Illnesses can have an adverse effect on the health of your hair. If you are suffering from diabetes or undergoing chemotherapy, you might be losing significant quantities of hair. The only way to cure this type of hair loss is via controlling the illness first and then undergoing hair transplant in Abu Dhabi.

Hormonal imbalance

Hormonal shift in women is another major cause of hair loss. Hormonal shift can occur due to couple of reasons including child birth, menopause, pregnancy, or birth control pills. Consult with your doctor in regards to balancing your hormones and your hair loss will most likely take care of itself.

Nutritional deficiencies

Eating disorders or crash diets can kill the health of your hair. Also, insufficient intake of minerals and proteins can develop nutritional deficiencies. To keep your hair healthy, it is advisable to eat a healthy, balanced diet full of nutrients and proteins.


Aging is another factor responsible for permanent hair loss in men and women. The only way to cure this type of hair loss is via hair transplant in Abu Dhabi.


In order to treat hair fall, it is important to determine, which type of hair fall you are going through. Dermatologists will determine your medical history and will do biopsy of your scalp. He/she will determine what type of hair fall you are going through and will treat you accordingly.


Hair loss treatments range from mild to extreme measures. The treatment chosen depends upon type of hair fall and extent of lost hair. If your hair loss is in its initial stages, minoxidil and finasteride can work effectively. If hair loss is beyond measure, hair transplant in Abu Dhabi is the only sound and effective treatment.

Weaves and wigs

Weaves and wigs are a more temporary approach to camouflage hair thinning and scalp. They however do not help to grow new hair or prevent you from balding. Rather they only provide a dramatic result which is temporary.


Topical creams and serums also have a positive effect in the initial stages of hair fall. Rogaine is the most popular topical treatment. About 60 to 70 percent improvement in the thickness.


Anti-inflammatory medications are also used for treating hair loss. Inflammation causes hair follicles to become miniaturized and shed hair. Anti-inflammatory medications caused miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier again and restore hair.

Surgical treatments

The only sure and sound way to get your lost hair back for life is by using hair transplant in Abu Dhabi. It is the only way to get control of the situation permanently. However, you will first have to determine whether you are the right candidate for hair transplant or not.


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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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