We lose hair every day, in the shower, while brushing, while styling. Losing about 50 to 100 hair everyday is a common phenomenon that all of us go through. Its part of the normal healthy growth cycle. The problem arises when we excessively start to shed hair. Excessive hair loss can be a sign of any serious underlying medical condition. If you are up to a point when you are going bald, you might need to consider hair transplant in Jeddah.

I am highlighting eight major causes of hair loss and their possible treatments.

  1. Hypothyroidism

Thyroid diseases are extremely common especially among women. If production of thyroid in your body is extremely low, you will suffer from hypothyroidism. If production of thyroid in your body is extremely high, you will suffer from hyperthyroidism. Thyroid affects your metabolic rate, hair and many other functions of your body. If you are lacking the balance in thyroid department, your hair will suffer.

What can be done?

You must visit a doctor, take appropriate thyroid tests and follow his prescriptions afterwards.


  1. Hereditary hair loss

Genetic hair loss also known as androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either of your parents. Chances of hair loss increase if both your mother and father suffer from hair loss.

What can be done?

If your hereditary hair loss has reached a state where you have lost most of your hair, you must opt for hair transplant in Jeddah. But if you have just started to see initial signs of hair loss, you can try applying minoxidil to your scalp once a day.

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  1. Telogen effluvium

It is a phenomenon which occurs after surgery, extreme weight loss, pregnancy or stress. It can also occur as a side effect of different medications. Hair sheds at rate much higher than growth rate.

What can be done?

Normally, in this scenario you have to wait till hair fall slows down. If you are under medication, talk to your doctor if any of the medicines might be triggering your hair loss. It’s best to visit a hair expert in this case.


  1. Lupus

Lupus is a disease in which our body’s own immune system attacks healthy tissues which results in hair fall and other issues. Patients may suffer from swollen joints, mouth ulcers and headaches as well.

What can be done?

You must visit a rheumatologist if your hair loss is followed by above mentioned symptoms. It is treated with oral medication. Your hair loss will stop once the underlying issue is treated.


  1. Unhealthy scalp

An unhealthy scalp cannot grow a healthy mane. It’s important to focus on scalp if you want lustrous hair. Scalp conditions like dandruff, fungal infections and psoriasis can cause hair loss.

What can be done?

Natural oils can be used on scalp for nourishment. You must use very gentle and mild shampoos for your hair that are sulphate free. Some oral medications might be needed for fungal infections like ring worm.


  1. Alopecia Areata

It is an immune system disorder in which immune system directly attacks hair follicles. Precise causes of this disease are unknown but it is said to be triggered by stress.

What can be done?

You need to visit a hair specialist for treatment of this disease. It is treated with a combination of minoxidil and intralesional corticosteroids.


  1. Ovarian syndrome

This condition can begin as early as the age of 10 among women. It is caused by hormonal imbalance. The body begins producing excessive male hormones which results in many serious issues apart from hair loss.

What can be done?

Losing weight can have a positive effect of hair loss.  Try to eat all organic food and cut dairy for a few days. Visit a doctor; he will prescribe you an oral medicine depending upon your individual case.


  1. Anemia

People who don’t eat enough iron rich foods are prone to be iron deficient. A lot of women suffer from anemia. It is one of the most common causes of hair fall. If your hair is falling out without any apparent reasons, you might need to get your blood levels tested.

What can be done?

Eat iron rich foods. Iron is found in leafy greens, meat, eggs. Beans, nuts are also a rich source of iron. Additionally, you can add an iron pill to your routine.

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Most people don’t consider all the above mentioned reasons to be an underlying cause behind hair fall. If you have noticed your hair falling out excessively, consider these options and get yourself tested. But if you have lost a lot of your hair, hair transplant in Jeddah might be the correct option for you. Happy, healthy hair…


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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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