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What is the best way to stop/control hair loss in women?

What is the best way to stopcontrol hair loss in women

Are you suffering from hair loss lately? Are you concerned about this unusual condition? If so, you’re not alone. We lose at least 80 strands of hair a day on average, so it’s normal to find a lot of hair strands around your house. But anything more than this could be affected by specific triggers, and it’s essential to figure out why.

At eia, we’re here to help and guide you when it comes to your hair. Our Medical Aesthetics and Integrative Medicine Specialist, Daniela Ezratty, offers her patients a lot of experience and excellent qualifications in such scenarios. 

To learn more about how you can control or stop your hair loss, read more about this post.

Why do women lose their hair?

Hair loss in women is when a woman unexpectedly loses a lot of hair. Most of the time, people lose between 50 and 100 single hairs each day. Some hairs fall out while others grow in. 

This is part of how nature works. When the balance is upset—when more hair falls out than grows back—this is called hair loss. Losing hair is different from shedding hair. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.

Hair grows on almost every part of your body except your palms, soles, lips, and eyelids. Vellus hair is short, thin, and light. Terminal hair is thicker, darker, and longer than androgenic hair.

How often do women lose their hair?

Many people think that only men lose their hair. But it is believed that more than half of women will noticeably lose their hair. Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is women’s leading cause of hair loss. It affects about one-third of women at risk, about 30 million women in the United States.

Who is most likely to lose their hair?

Hair loss can happen to any girl or woman. But it’s more likely to occur in:

  • Women who are over 40.
  • Women who just gave birth.
  • Women who have had chemotherapy or who have been affected by other medicines.
  • Women who have tight ponytails or braids or who use harsh chemicals on their hair.
  • Menopausal women.

Some health problems can cause hair loss, such as Alopecia areata. It is an autoimmune skin disease that causes patches of hair loss on your head and possibly other body parts. Most of the time, it doesn’t last.

Preventing hair loss

Looking at how your hair is falling out can help you figure out what might be causing it. Suppose you’re losing full strands of hair with rounded ends. In that case, it could be because of something natural or biological, like pregnancy, a reaction to a drug, an imbalance in your hormones, or even your genes. 

On the other hand, broken strands with damaged ends signify hair loss caused by breakage from extreme heat styling, chemical treatments, high humidity, and long-term heat exposure.

Losing hair can be scary, but there’s no reason to worry about it. Some treatments won’t break the bank but can help you stop and slow down the different kinds of hair loss. Find out what your options are below.

How to take care of your hair

If you wash your hair daily, the scalp stays healthy and clean, which may help stop hair loss. The key is to use gentle shampoo. Harsher formulas can cause hair to dry out and break, leading to hair loss.

Lauric acid, found in coconut oil, helps keep hair from breaking at the root and along the strands. By massaging coconut oil into the scalp, you may be able to get more blood to the scalp and help hair grow back.

You can also try olive oil to deeply condition hair and keep it from becoming dry and breaking. Olive oil is also a vital part of the Mediterranean diet, which may help stop hair loss caused by genes.

You could put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil directly on your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing it out.

Monitor your diet

Keratin is a protein that makes up most of a hair follicle. Researchers say that more research is needed, but they think eating a lot of protein may help stop hair loss. Foods like eggs, nuts, beans and peas, fish, low-fat dairy, chicken, and turkey are excellent choices.

Vitamin A can also help you at least lessen your hair loss. Part of vitamin A is made up of retinoids, which have been shown to make hair grow faster. This vitamin might also help the body produce more sebum, which would make the scalp healthier and help it keep more hair.

Fill your plate with vitamin A-rich foods like sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, spinach, and other similar foods.

Seek medical assistance

When platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp, it helps to stimulate growth in places where hair loss has already happened. The platelets are separated from the blood using a centrifuge, and then the blood is injected into the scalp.

There is also a chance that low-level lasers could help people with genetic hair loss or hair loss caused by chemotherapy get more hair. This choice is called “red light therapy,” and it may work by getting stem cells in the epidermis to grow.

You can also undergo a medical hair loss evaluation to identify the root cause of your hair loss. Here at eia, we’ll figure out what’s going on and make a plan. We will do a complete medical exam, which will include lab data. We’ll talk about treatment options, from pills you take by mouth and creams you get from a doctor to in-office procedures.

Consider the possibility of hair loss caused by a medical disease, a vitamin or mineral deficit, or a hormonal imbalance. In such a scenario, we may suggest one or more blood tests. Book an appointment with us today and know your results! 

Now that you know what’s causing your hair loss and the many easy ways to treat it, it should be much easier to fix the problem. You can stop losing too much hair by giving your hair some tender love and care with a hair treatment evaluation. Call us—we’re ready to help you manage your hair concerns! 


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