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Ultimate Guidelines for Excessive Hair loss

Do you feel the same when you see clumps of hair in your hair brush? This can be the main reason of your bad day. If you are one of them who are undergoing severe hair loss, then this blog will help you out to find the root cause of excessive hair fall.

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You must be feeling extremely awful to see the amount of hair you are losing every day. I know hair loss can deeply affect your life as it detaches you from your friends and makes you feel profound anguish within yourself. You feel estranged from your social circle and relatives as you experience dishonored and cut off, not being able to freely talk about what’s going on your mind. All of a sudden, your happy life gets covered by darkness. Any individual who is undergoing severe hair loss can understand what I mean.

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Initially, you will lose your self-confidence when you become conscious about losing your hair and it really can be a heart breaking situation. This feeling is absolutely understandable and common, don’t worry you are not alone. If this is what you are going through at the moment, then I will help you to understand things properly.

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You probably don’t understand whom to ask for help or what to do! Many patients have tried numerous solutions but none of them came to their aid. Thus, it is vital that you know the root cause of the problem. Don’t just blindly follow medications as your friend gave it you or you saw it in the television advertisement. You need to consider many factors such as the food you eat, the type of water you are using, and mainly if you are going through any kind of health problems.

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The above mentioned statistics can give you a clear idea that age is also the main factor behind hair loss. It is not necessary that all men that have reached 80 years will experience hair loss. It is crucial that you understand that there is very less effective treatment for curing baldness, regardless of expensive products that assures to give guaranteed result. In recent times, people are just looking for ways to trick you, so be careful.

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 In my opinion, there is only one effective and proven treatment to alleviate hair loss that is advanced hair transplant surgery. You must have noticed famous celebrities like Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Wayne Rooney with improved appearance and let me tell you all of them have undergone hair transplantation surgery.

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Reasons for hair loss

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Nevertheless, you don’t have to panic when you lose 50 to 100 strands of hair every day. This is totally normal and viable. But, when you notice that you are going through excess hair problems, then it is a matter of concern. At first, you need to find the root cause of hair fall. It may be due to weather change, the type of water, your lifestyle and mainly if you are under any kind of medication.

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Hair fall can be a severe problem that any person can undergo whether it may be men or women. However, the baldness pattern is completely different for both genders. With countless remedies coming your way, you must be quite perplexed to choose the one that is best for you. However, the hair fall pattern of men and women are completely different.

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Hair styling heating tools

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I know hair styling tools are amazing and make your hair look chic and trendy. But, using it on a regular basis may damage your hair causing excess hair fall as well as taking the life out of your healthy hair. Remember, you look beautiful with your natural hair, find a product and shampoo that best suits your hair type and try to abstain yourself from complicated tools.

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Menopause

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Yes! You heard it right. It has been proven after much research that women who reach their menopause phase are more vulnerable to hair fall. The problem is because of the low estrogen level. This makes your hair dry and rough however, it can be cured with healthy diet.

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Are you on medication?           

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Many people are victims of hair fall due to some therapies or any kind of hormonal tablets. Women may experience hair fall if they are using birth control pills. However, the problem is just temporary. If you are undergoing cancer treatment, the problem may be because of the chemotherapy test.

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Keep a check on your daily diet

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It is absolutely fine to indulge on junk foods once in a blue moon. But, if you don’t pay much attention to what you are eating on a daily basis, you may be compromising it with your lustrous hair. So think before you eat unhealthy and oily foods.

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 In addition, when you experience excessive hair fall, it can turn your happy life upside down. You will notice yourself getting aloof from your social circle as your confidence level will eventually slant down.

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Countless factors may be the causes behind your hair fall. However, you need to brood over many things such as your way of life, pollution, iron content in water and mainly if you are stressed.

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You will observe that you have problem meeting new people mainly because you are conscious about how you look. Some people even may be trying to sprinkle salt in your wound by passing comments. All these reasons can frustrate you and lead you live an unrest life.

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Low self esteem

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Some say it is due to hormonal imbalance

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Visualize the perfect hormonal case. Suppose her hormones are absolutely balanced, and one is filled with energy all day long and no mood swings. She has a healthy hair and her skin is flawless.

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So what is the problem with other people?

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Whether you may be having difficult time trying to deal with inordinate pressure in your office, or dealing with difficulties at your home that is making you stressed out. There may be innumerable things that may be affecting your hormones and causing hair fall.

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It can be nerve-racking for men to lose his precious hair, but at least over time they can get acclimatized with their situation. For a woman, this can drastically change her life; they can even go to the extent of going into depression. The situation can cause a massive transformation in her smooth life. Uncertainty, alarm and worry will occupy her peace mind.

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The common causes of hair fall are mentioned below

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Hereditary

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Is there is anyone in your family who has already dealt with hair loss? If yes, then it may be due to hereditary condition. This can cause certain sex hormones to activate definite type of permanent hairlessness.

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Hormonal changes

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This is just temporary and nothing to worry about. It may be due to many factors such as birth control pills, pregnancy or during menopause.

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Alopecia Areata

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If you are suffering from alopecia areata then you will notice patches of baldness. Some people may even have complete baldness. However, for some individuals the problem is only temporary and hair will start to grow after some months. But in some cases, the problem may be permanent. You may lose hair from other parts of the body as well.

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There are three kinds of Alopecia-

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1)      Alopecia Areata – Patches of hair fall

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2)     Alopecia Universalis – You will lose hair from your body parts

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3)     Alopecia Totalis – Complete baldness

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Note- Not everyone will undergo complete baldness or lose complete hair from their body. This is applicable to only 5% of the total population.  

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The immune system by mistake attacks the hair follicles and this causes complete hair loss. Alopecia areata cannot be treated with any kind of medication. But, you still have a chance to enhance your appearance by opting for hair transplantation surgery. So, pull up your sleeves and take a deep breath, you still have a way-out.

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Hair transplantation is the perfect way to get your shiny hair back. The result is not only permanent but also gives a natural look.

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Are you worried about side-effects?

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Many people get panicky that they have to undergo surgery. But, due to advancement in technology it has now become a very safe procedure and bears no side-effects. You will face slight problem after surgery like swelling and irritation but, it can be easily solved by taking medicines.

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Hair transplantation surgery is performed for almost half a century and the results have an outstanding record of success. Soon after the surgery you will be allowed to go home. However, you need to follow the post-operative instructions stringently.

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Hair transplant  restoration

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What are the benefits of hair restoration surgery?

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Apparently, the benefit of having hair transplantation is the overall change in your appearance. You will be able to comb your hair again and style it the way you want. Your sense of worth will be restored and alleviate insecurities.

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There are more benefits of hair transplantation. It will enhance an individual’s keenness to involve in social activities. Many people who suffered from hair loss admitted that it caused a major change in their career as well as social life.

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The advanced technology and high-tech equipments has made hair transplantation look natural. At present, hair surgeons use follicle grafts which have very less hairs. These grafts are then methodically positioned to remake a natural hair. As you are the own donor, the transplanted hair will continue to grow all throughout your existence.

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What is the success rate of hair transplantation in India?

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The number of procedures in Asia is almost 102,702 per year out of which 40% surgery is performed in India. The success rate is very high and almost 99% of the people who went through the surgery are happy with the end results.

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With the qualified surgeon, hair transplantation is very successful in recreating your voluminous hair. However, you must have a good health and prepare yourself properly for better results and faster healing time.

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Don’t give priority on the cost of the surgery. Success rate is more imperative and excellent outcomes take money as well as time.

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In a nutshell, hair transplantation is the only effective treatment to cure baldheadedness. Though you need to have patience to see the end result but they are permanent and give a natural look. A positive approach will assist you in many ways. You may get promoted at work as well as have enough confidence to go for a date. The benefits are virtually endless.

About Dr. Maneesh

Dr. Maneesh Sonthalia, one of the renowned cosmetic surgeons in Kolkata has performed several hair transplant with successful results that has left the patients with natural looking hair without any scars. He holds his graduation degree from Kolkata Medical College and is a Master of General Surgery from PG Hospital. Later on he achieved his M.Ch in Plastic Surgery also from PG Hospital.

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