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Why Does Hair Loss Happen?

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The typical scalp hosts an average of approximately 100,000 hairs, with a normal daily shedding rate of around 100 hairs.

However, as individuals age, a gradual increase in hair loss occurs, influenced by genetic factors affecting both men and women. Termed inherited hair loss, this phenomenon afflicts approximately half of the population by the age of fifty. Individuals with a genetic predisposition to hair loss exhibit heightened sensitivity to testosterone, resulting in the contraction of hair follicles.

Men, in particular, produce higher quantities of testosterone, leading to the initiation of hair loss as early as 21 years of age, with a substantial proportion experiencing bald patches by the age of 40.

Women, on the other hand, encounter increased hair loss post-menopause, typically after the age of 45. Nevertheless, fluctuations in hormone levels due to variations in the menstrual cycle, childbirth, and the use of birth control pills may induce hair loss even before menopause, albeit often reversible.

In summary, genetic factors contribute to inherited hair loss, with men generally experiencing earlier onset and a higher prevalence, while women may encounter increased hair loss following menopause, influenced by hormonal shifts related to various life stages.

What Can Affect Hair Loss

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While hair loss is commonly associated with aging, it can affect individuals of all ages, including children. Ringworm of the scalp is a prevalent cause of hair loss in infants, while trichotillomania, a stress-related compulsive behavior involving the pulling out of hair from various body regions, is more common among teenagers and young adults.

Malnutrition, characterized by deficiencies in protein and iron, has been specifically linked to hair loss in individuals of any age. Studies also indicate a correlation between excessive smoking and hair loss. Adopting a healthier lifestyle often promotes the regrowth of hair in such cases.

Alopecia areata, a condition targeting hair follicles, results in round-shaped hairless patches on the scalp and the body, or overall thinning hair. It typically takes nearly a year for individuals with alopecia areata to regrow their hair.

Thyroid diseases, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, may lead to hair loss if left untreated. Rarer diseases such as lupus and syphilis can also contribute to hair loss, with regrowth often occurring upon proper medication.

Cancer, untreated or treated with chemotherapy, can result in non-permanent hair loss. Additionally, certain medications or medical treatments, such as blood thinners, may cause hair loss in some individuals, though not permanently.

Certain hair grooming practices, including the use of hair dyes, curling irons, and specific hairstyles, can weaken hair and contribute to hair loss. This and the above reasons are why many patients opt for HTL to address these issues.

Conclusion

In conclusion, while natural hair loss occurs with age, persistent or excessive loss may be indicative of underlying health problems. Individuals experiencing prolonged hair loss are advised to consult with a healthcare professional or fill out the provided form for a free consultation with a hair transplant specialist.

Patient Testimonials

Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.

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Felix
Felix
2022-03-04
Kevin was very helpful and put my mind at ease with all my questions before my surgery. I’ve visited serval hair transplant clinics and what they said to me just did not sound right and the price they were giving where outrageous and at one point I wanted to leave the hair transplant. However after speaking to Kevin and his team they have regain my confidence and courage to get this done. I would fully recommend Harley Street if anyone who is wanting to get a hair transplant.
Jake
Jake
2022-01-18
I would like to give a huge thank you to Kevin and the rest of the team for a wonderful experience. I am over the moon with the results already and the high level of professionalism the team showed throughout the day of my operation. I felt extremely comfortable and well looked after during my operation. The team were also very happy to answer any questions I had throughout the day and they continue to communicate daily with myself post operation which puts your mind at ease during your healing process! I would highly recommend going through hairtransplantliverpool if you are thinking of having a hair transplant, you will not be disappointed. Many thanks Jake
Louise Roberts
Louise Roberts
2021-11-19
After years of struggling with thinning hair I finally decided a permanent solution was required. Much research found hair transplant Liverpool and I started the consultation process. Kevin was very patient as I explored and questioned options that would fit my situation. We eventually settled on a two stage process with the assurance that they would be able to get a good level of coverage. A short trip to their Bury location and the process began. What an amazing team. Dr Kalra took lots of time designing the hairline and I was fully included in the process as I explained what I wanted and was then guided by his expert knowledge. The first stage was 2000 grafts and that sounded daunting. A bit of prep to prepare the donor area for taking the grafts was done with care as they shaved an area in between the top and bottom of my ponytail so that the graft area would not be seen afterwards as the shaved area grew out. Then the only slight pain as the numbing injections went in. 5 rounds of those but after the 2nd round things were quite numb. Having the grafts taken was not painful but I was aware as each was taken. Then a short break and on to numbing the front area ready for implantation. More injections but soon over and over to Dr Kalra to carefully make the 2000 incisions ready for the grafts to go in to. A short break again for lunch and a drink then on to a 3 hour implant session where the team took great care to place each of the grafts in to their new home. Slight pain towards the end as the numbing wore of on the donor area but a couple of paracetamol later and it was ok. Then before I knew it I was talking to Dr Kalra again about aftercare and receiving my care pack. That evening was a bit sore but easily managed by paracetamol and ibuprofen. I slept propped up in bed with a neck pillow and woke up to tightness in the donor and implant areas but no need for any more pain meds. Ok...it looked red and sore but keeping up with the aftercare helped and at day 5 I washed my hair gently. Now at day 6 and almost all tightness gone. There was a little swelling around my eyes but this passed in two days. A review is planned at 3 months then 2nd session at 6 months. I was extremely well cared for and initial results are looking very good. I will post some pics as everything settles down but I am very pleased so far and so glad I chose and trusted the
iraj ebra
iraj ebra
2020-01-17
I have been for hair transplant consultation with Kevin in Liverpool and I am please by his honest opinion and professional approach and expertise. highly recommended.
Dean Rolstone
Dean Rolstone
2020-01-12
Thoroughly recommend anybody considering having a hair transplant procedure to use Hair Transplant Liverpool based on my excellent experience with them. Had a brilliant consultation with Kevin who talked through the procedure and calmed my fears and nerves about the treatment. Big thanks to Dr. Nayak and his team for the professionalism and care given to me at the surgery and from then on. It's been 5 months since I had the procedure and I couldn't be any happier with the results.

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