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Ask the Experts
Since each follicle typically regenerates every 2-6 years, baldness is a slow but continual physiological process that results in patches of baldness on the scalp connecting with other patches to form a new hairline. Hair loss usually develops gradually causing patchiness or diffusion over the scalp, eventually leading to baldness. Genetic hair loss refers to the body’s failure to produce new hairs.
Hormonal changes, such as those that take place when a woman is pregnant
A short-term illness, such as a severe infection or an operation
A long-term illness, such as cancer or liver disease
Changes in your diet, such as crash dieting
Some medications, such as anticoagulants (medicines that reduce the ability of your blood to clot) or beta-blockers (used to treat a number of conditions, such as high blood pressure)
Male and female pattern baldness linked to DHT- Male-pattern and female-pattern baldness is caused by oversensitive hair follicles. This is linked to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is made from the male hormone testosterone. If there is too much DHT, the follicles react to it. The hair becomes thinner and grows for a shorter length of time than normal. The balding process is gradual because different follicles are affected at different times.
Immune system imbalance such as Alopecia Areata- Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition. The immune system is the body’s natural defence system, which helps protect it from infection by bacteria and viruses.Usually, the immune system attacks the cause of an infection, but in the case of alopecia areata, it damages the hair follicles instead. The hair follicles are not permanently damaged, and in many cases the hair grows back within a few months.
Genetics – It is thought that some people may be genetically predisposed (susceptible) to alopecia areata. Certain genes (units of genetic material) may make the condition more likely. Alopecia areata runs in the family in up to 1 in 5 cases, suggesting that the tendency to develop the condition may be inherited.
Available Refresh Medical treatments:
PRP treatments are available for hair loss and Alopecia