Signs and Solutions for Extreme Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common issue these days. Those who suffer from extreme hair loss, lose not only their appearance but also their self-confidence. Excessive hair fall can lead to baldness, and you will be surprised to know that baldness contributes to low self-esteem. Fortunately, there are treatments and solutions to handle the extreme hair loss issue. But the question is how to recognize the right time to take action.

The hair shedding is normal. We all shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day. It’s time to act when a person sheds significantly more hair daily. Taking action promptly may seem challenging without knowing the signs and symptoms of extreme hair loss.

But worry not! We have covered you in this post to help you make timely decisions. So, without any further ado, let’s delve in.

Symptoms of Extreme Hair Loss

Extreme hair loss, medically referred to as alopecia, can have numerous causes and symptoms. Some of the common signs of alopecia include:

  • Gradual thinning of hair on the top of the head. Gradual hair thinning on the top of the head is one of the most common hair losses as people age. More often than not, men start to experience a hairline recession, whereas women often experience a widening of their hair part.
  • Circular or patchy bald spots. Some people often experience hair loss in the form of circular or patchy bald spots on their scalp, beard, or eyebrows. This usually occurs due to some infection or any other medical condition.
  • Acute hair loss induced due to physical or emotional trauma. People may experience hair loss due to certain physical conditions or emotional trauma, including stress. Yes, stress is one of the reasons people suffer from extreme hair loss. However, it may be temporary and can be controlled with proper medication.
  • Complete body hair loss.
  • Certain medical conditions and procedures, such as chemotherapy for Cancer, can lead to full-body hair loss.
  • Patches of scaling on the scalp. Patches of scaling spreading over the scalp are yet another sign of baldness. This usually occurs due to ringworm or other infections.

Common Causes of Extreme Hair Loss in Women

Hereditary Factors – Heredity is a pretty common cause of hair loss in some people. Hair loss or hair thinning due to a genetic condition is known as androgenic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness in men and female-pattern baldness in women. People start to experience gradual hair loss as they age. In men, it often begins with a receding hairline and the development of bald spots. Women, on the other hand, tend to experience thinning hair along the crown of the scalp.

Medical Conditions – Specific medical procedures or conditions can also lead to hair loss. People who suffer from chronic diseases, such as Cancer, thyroid, etc., often end up losing hair. In addition, autoimmune diseases, scalp infections, lichen planus, lupus, sarcoidosis, etc., also leads to extreme hair loss in women.

Hormonal Changes – Hormonal changes such as polycystic ovarian syndrome can also lead to extreme hair loss. Aside from that, hormonal changes resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can also affect one’s hair and scalp.

Medications – Medications such as cancer drugs, blood thinners, vitamin A supplements, or antidepressants can also cause extreme hair loss in women and men. Usually, hair loss occurs as a side effect of medications prescribed for specific ailments, including Cancer, arthritis, depression, and so on.

Stress – You may be surprised to know that stress of any kind (emotional or physical) can lead to hair loss in both men and women. A high level of stress can cause a significant number of hair follicles to enter a resting phase. After a few months, you may notice that affected hairs start to fall out unexpectedly while combing or washing your hair.

Hair Treatments – Presumably, you know that most hair treatments, such as hair straightening, hair perming, etc., include harsh chemicals. Yes, hair stylists use chemical-based creams to straighten or perm your hair. This, in turn, makes your hair weak, brittle, and fragile, leading to hair loss or hair thinning. In addition, certain hairstyles that pull the hair tightly, hot-oil hair treatments, and permanents can also lead to hair loss. Hair loss may become permanent due to these reasons.

Solutions to Hair Loss

There are numerous hair transplant treatments and techniques, including the DHI Direct hair implantation technique led by DHI Total Care System, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), and so on. The DHI Total Care System is the best and most effective extreme hair fall solution. The DHI Total Care System has a cutting-edge hair transplant procedure that produces hair growth that looks completely natural. This hair transplant treatment is non-invasive, painless, and does not leave any scars. It effectively helps you achieve fuller and more natural-looking hair growth. The DHI Total Care System is a specialized range of hair loss treatments exclusively offered at DHI clinics in  international locations.