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Why Does Hair Loss Happen?

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The average scalp contains about 100,000 hairs and it is normal to lose around 100 of them every day.

However, as people age, there is a gradual uptick in hair loss influenced by genetic factors affecting both men and women. Referred to as inherited hair loss, this condition impacts approximately half of the population by the age of fifty. Those genetically predisposed to hair loss show heightened sensitivity to testosterone, causing the shrinkage of hair follicles.

Men, in particular, produce larger amounts of testosterone, triggering the onset of hair loss as early as 21 years old, with a significant portion experiencing bald patches by the age of 40.

In contrast, women often experience increased hair loss after menopause, typically occurring after the age of 45. However, hormonal fluctuations due to variations in the menstrual cycle, childbirth, and the use of birth control pills may lead to hair loss even before menopause, though this is often reversible.

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

What Can Affect Hair Loss

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While hair loss is commonly linked to aging, it can impact individuals of all ages, including children. In infants, ringworm of the scalp is a prevalent cause of hair loss, while trichotillomania—a stress-related compulsive behavior involving the pulling out of hair—is more common among teenagers and young adults.

Malnutrition, characterized by protein and iron deficiencies, has been specifically associated with hair loss in individuals of any age. Studies also suggest a correlation between excessive smoking and hair loss. Embracing a healthier lifestyle often fosters hair regrowth in such cases.

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

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

Cancer, whether untreated or treated with chemotherapy, can result in non-permanent hair loss. Additionally, certain medications or medical treatments, like blood thinners, may cause hair loss in some individuals, although 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 MHTC 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.

You can read our great reviews of FUE hair transplants over on Google and TrustPilot

WatchTheHorison
WatchTheHorison
30/08/2023
Welcoming staff. Nurse and doctor was lovely. No issues parking and coffee while you wait.
Mazza Ellerton
Mazza Ellerton
23/08/2023
Great experience. Made to feel really comfortable throughout the whole day and would highly recommend
Tom Francis
Tom Francis
23/08/2023
If you are thinking about it - go for it! Looked after, day went smoothly and worth it - let’s wait and see for the progress.
Louis Robson
Louis Robson
08/06/2023
Great service and advice would dr Mumir was brilliant and full of great advice
John P Ronan
John P Ronan
30/03/2022
Very few can deliver a professional service whilst ensuring that all clients receive first -class personalised treatment, turning what can be a daunting experience into something of relative ease. Both Kevin, Dr Karla, and their surgical team certainly did this (and then some!) Once my mind was made up to have hair loss treatment, I was keen to get my transplant done asap. Kevin exceeded all my expectations with this - it’s hard to believe that my journey from first consultation to surgery happened in the space of one month. Efficiency did not stop there - on the day of surgery, my transplant was completed in less than 6 hours, all the while ensuring that I was comfortable and pain-free. Security is the best word that comes to mind to describe Dr Karla’s care -you know you’re in experienced hands! Now I can look forward to the results over the next few months, with the added peace of mind that the Harley Street Clinic team are only a phone call or email away to address any concerns. They will be the first name I will recommend to anyone looking for effective hair loss treatment, and I hope to make use of their service again in the future should I need it.
Matty B
Matty B
01/03/2022
I got a hair transplant and PRP for my hair. Im 19 years old and it’s the best decision I made so far. Manchester hair transplant clinic have been amazing. They were brilliant at welcoming me into getting a hair transplant and amazing at doing the job right. I will defiantly be going to them later on in my life if/when another is needed due to my age. I would highly recommend their service to anyone interested 😊
Bharat Bapodra
Bharat Bapodra
10/02/2022
I was quite scared before going into surgery, but Dr kalra reassured me the procedures were straight forward and easy going. And he was amazing and so were the team. Everyone was polite and professional and I will recommend this team to anybody else :)
Rhys Jones
Rhys Jones
24/01/2022
Great experience, Kevin walked me through every step of the process beforehand and helped with any questions I had along the way. Dr. Kalra and the team looked after me on the day which went great. Thanks guys for your help, amazing experience.
Martin Nikolli
Martin Nikolli
21/01/2022
Was good job from Dr Kalra and the staff were very nice This experience was better than i was thinking about hair transplant And thanks to Kevin 👍

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