Frequently Asked Questions
Alopecia is nothing but the sudden loss of hair, either all over or in patches from areas where you normally grow hair.
- You have a slightly larger risk of developing alopecia if you have a family member suffering from this condition.
- If the autoimmune disease runs in your family, it could increase your risk.
- Males have an increased risk of developing alopecia areta in childhood.
- Females are likely to develop it in their adolescence and show nail involvement or other autoimmune diseases.
- If you have conditions like diabetes, lupus or thyroid problems.
Symptoms of hair loss in patterns mentioned as follows could be observed:
- Exclamatory point hairs
- Smooth patches of hair loss
- Hair loss with sharply defined borders
- Round patches of hair loss
- Total loss of hair on the body and the scalp
Some abnormalities in the nails could be observed as follows:
- Nail pitting
- White nails
- Spoon shaped nails
- Thinning or thickening of nails
- Hereditary cause
- Autoimmune conditions
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Emotional stress
- Physical stress
- Improper hair care
- Scalp infections
- Hormonal imbalances
- Cancer treatment
Hair fall can be prevented in general conditions by taking a few measures, as follows:
- Avoid hairstyles that pull your hair back or on the sides like tight braids, tight ponytails, etc.
- Avoid using overheating hair styling tools like hair iron, high-heat blow dryers, hair curling iron, etc.
- Do not put your hair through chemical bleaching or any extensive chemical treatment.
- Using a natural brush or comb instead of plastic brushes and combs can decrease hair fall induced by the materials due to friction.
- Eat a healthy and nutritious diet that includes enough protein, calories, and minerals.
- Massaging your scalp regularly is shown to improve your scalp’s blood circulation.