Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss

Hair cells in the scalp do not produce hair on a daily basis, there is a hair growth cycle, how it function is described below.

Hair growth cycle

Hair growth takes probably two years to grow, then go for the resting phase (in which hair loss happened which is very normal and known as shedding) and then the place is taken a new strand which will grow. According to Dr Rana Irfan which provides cheap hair transplant Pakistan said that 80 to 90% of human hair are in the growing phase, it termed as “Anagen phase”, this means that 10 to 20 % of human hairs at any time are in the resting phase, termed as the “Telogen phase”.

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Both women and men are highly effected from Telegone effluvium, without any limitation of age. It is the second most prominent hair loss condition. It has been researched that every human shed 50 to 100 strands on daily basis, which is very normal, but in Telogen effluvium the hair in the growing phase (Anagen) is abnormally turning into resting phase (Telogen). It has seen that the hair roots are forced toward in the resting phase because of stress. This hair loss condition can be acute or chronic.

Causes of Telogen effluvium

Many causes are present that may cause the hair loss occur from telogen effluvium which are given as follows:

  • Any trauma
  • Any accident
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive exposure of UV rays
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Fever or any other illness
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Anemia, iron deficiency
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Hormonal changes
  • Thyroid disorder

Acute telogen effluvium

Usually the hair loss that happened from telogen effluvium lasts from 6 to 8 months after these events. Losing hair in such a short time period with that much rapid speed cause stress and makes us scared, don’t need to be panic because the hair that are prematurely shifted to resting phase is going to replaced by a new hair after the body is over the shock. This condition of telogen effluvium is termed as an “acute condition”. In this condition the hair loss is reversible and there are no chances of baldness.

Chronic telogen effluvium:

Many patients suffer from shedding much more than the Telogen effluvium determined time period (more than 6 months) and it can carry on for years. In this condition the hair cycle is much more going into resting phase, which ultimately reset the normal hair growth cycle and in this cycle at any time hair in huge percentage more going in to resting phase than a growing percentage of hairs.

Chronic Telogen effluvium condition existent is identified by women more rather than men. Women have thick and long hairs that why they usually get the idea fast that they are going through the hair loss condition, in contrast; with the men who has short hairs. Telogen effluvium in most cases does not give permanent baldness, but it may active the genetic baldness cell which in medical terminology known as female pattern baldness and male pattern baldness

Treatment for Telogen effluvium

Normally in most patients Telogen effluvium condition becomes reversed itself. However, there are certain care you need to do for your hairs such as gentle combing, over usage of chemical products, heating tools to avoid severe conditions.

You can even take a healthy diet, such as rich with vitamin, proteins and iron in order to strength the hair cell and to revert them back to their normal hair growth cycle.

And if you think this condition is making you scalp hair thin and your scalp start showcase bald patches then consult a doctor to overview your health condition, such as thyroid, anemia, deficiencies checkup. And if you are over with the   Telogen effluvium, but your hair becomes really thin and your stressing over it, then you can consider a cheap hair transplant Pakistan to get back the thickness and heavy locks back.

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