I am having a hair fall for past one month. What can i do for that?

Hair fall is a common problem, and with changing diets and lifestyle, it is becoming more pressing day by day. Excessive hair loss can be triggered due to a number of factors. It is important to know the exact causes of your hair loss so that you can contain it and remedy it before it becomes a serious problem or causes complete baldness. Hair loss is often linked to surgeries and strong medications. People who take strong medications like steroids and painkillers often experience an excessive shedding of hair. Fortunately, this hair loss is temporary and reduces to a large extent once the illness is gone. Blood thinning medicines, chemotherapy, excess of vitamin A supplements, antidepressants, and birth control pills are also often associated with hair loss.

Hormones are also often linked to problems of hair loss. Imbalance of thyroxine, the hormone produced by thyroid gland, could also cause rapid shedding of hair. Both under and over activity of the gland is harmful and can result in severe loss of hair. When the thyroid is treated, the hair loss also begins to stop. Sometimes, imbalance in estrogen and androgen, the female and male hormones, can also cause hair loss. It is best that you consult a doctor and get the hormone imbalances treated.

Women who have just had babies can also experience hair loss. The hormonal imbalances due to the recent pregnancy cause hair fall. A short while after pregnancy, when the hormones begin to go back to their normal levels, the hair fall stops and the lost hair are compensated again. Fungal or bacterial infections of the scalp also cause hair loss. Such infections should be treated as soon as possible so that it does not spread and become severe. Excess of chlorine in bathing water is also a trigger for hair loss. It is advised to not spend a lot of time in public swimming pools.

Treatment. Hair loss can be treated by taking the necessary actions. Listed below are some of things you should do to stop hair fall.

  • Go for a thorough medical check-up. Get your hormone levels checked. If your hair loss has been caused by an underlying infection, disease, or hormonal disturbance, a thorough check-up will help in identifying the cause.
  • Start including foods rich in vitamins, and minerals in your diet. Eat as much of fruits and vegetables like broccoli, beet root, tomatoes, and other leafy vegetables, as you can.
  • Mix some almond oil with olive oil and margosa oils. Heat this concoction, and apply to the scalp when lukewarm. Leave this oil in your hair overnight. Repeat for a week or until the hair fall reduces.

answered by M W

Treatment for hair fall-

  1. Please check for anemia, thyroid malfunction, any infection or any drug which might be the causative for hair fall.
  2. Take vitamin and iron rich foods like green leafy vegetables, beetroots, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, meat, fish etc
  3. Apply a calendula, arnica montana and jaborandi mix shampoo available at homeopathic and herbal shops.
  4. Make your own medicated oil to stop hair fall containing equal proportion of almond oil, margosa oil and olive oil. Apply this hot with the help of a cotton swab on the scalp. Then gently massage the scalp for 4-5 minutes. Do this every alternate day or night and leave the oil in the hair for maximum 8 hours then you can wash your hair with shampoo given above in point 3.

answered by D M K

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