Excessive Diffused Hair Loss
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Excessive Diffused Hair Loss

Excessive diffuse hair loss is a disorder that causes hair to fall out excessively. This condition will likely become more apparent with age. Diffuse hair loss often starts around puberty and becomes more common in men over 40. In many cases, the condition is not specific to any disease. However, certain conditions are associated with excessive diffuse hair loss including thyroid disease, testosterone deficiency, malnutrition, emotional stress, hormonal imbalances as well as postpartum hair loss in women.

Excessive diffuse hair loss can affect one or both of your scalp and body. In some cases, the condition becomes apparent before puberty. In other cases, the condition becomes apparent during the teenage years or later in life.

Symptoms of Hair Loss

If you are undergoing diffuse hair loss, then you may experience the following symptoms and signs:

  • Excessive hair shedding: The most common symptom of diffuse hair loss in women is an increase in the amount of hair you are losing. You may notice that your pillows or brush are covered in hair more often than usual.
  • Excessive hair breakage: If you are losing excessive amounts of hair, then you may be experiencing a significant increase in hair breakage. You may notice that your hair is more prone to break and split than usual and this can even lead to some bald spots on your scalp.
  • Excessive hair thinning: You may notice that you are experiencing more excessive amounts of hair thinning than usual. This can lead to more of your scalp appearing. If the problem is severe enough, then even your eyebrows and eyelashes may start to thin out.

Causes of Hair Loss

  • Telogen effluvium is characterized by excess hair shedding and hair thinning. The symptoms of this type of hair loss become apparent after physical or emotional stress such as major surgery, a fever, or after a traumatic event. Chronic telogen effluvium can cause hair to fall out after any physical or emotional stress. It is a temporary condition and hair grows back. 
  • Diffuse unpatterned androgenetic alopecia is characterized by hair thinning without the typical pattern of male or female baldness. Some people with this condition may see an increase in hair on their legs and arms, but it is unclear how common this symptom is. Patients with this condition develop hair thinning in the back and sides and top and front of the scalp. 
  • Alopecia areata incognita is one of the common causes of excessive diffuse hair loss and generally starts with round forms of baldness on the whole scalp or specific area of the scalp or entire body. It is more common among women who are between twenty and forty years old. It is characterized by severe and widespread hair loss and develops rapidly in a quick time.

If you are thinking about how to stop hair loss, you have to know about the latest treatment options:

Oral and Topical Medications: Oral and topical medications for hair loss are directed at stimulating or retarding hair follicle activity. The stimulants generally work by increasing the nutrient supply to the follicles, whereas the agents that retard hair growth act to prolong the anagen (the growing phase of the hair cycle). Oral medications generally affect only scalp hair; they do not affect hair on other body sites. Topical medications, on the other hand, are designed to affect both scalp and body hair.

IntraLesional/Meso Injections: Intralesional injections are effective in stimulating hair growth in men and women with diffuse thinning. This treatment involves the injection of anti-inflammatory or stimulatory agents into the affected area of the scalp to treat hair loss. Intralesional injections can be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for more effective stimulation. Some of the common benefits of IntraLesional or Meso Injections are as follows: treats hair loss in both men and women, stimulates hair growth on the scalp, safe with low risk of complications, produces visible hair growth after a few sessions, and is a convenient treatment option. 

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