Medical experts have singled out cream use and nutritional deficiencies among the leading causes of hair loss, a condition known as alopecia.
Skin experts also believe that hormonal changes, chemotherapy, some medical conditions, and genetic predisposition are responsible for hair loss.
Dr. Chirag Kotecha, Chief Skin Specialist at Refine Skin and Body Clinic in Kampala, said it’s important to have a physical examination to pinpoint the source of the problem.
While some people don’t take hair loss seriously, Dr. Kotecha says, “Hair sweats and protects mammals from the destructive rays of the sun and other objects that can damage the skin or enter the body. ” explained.
He warned that hair loss could be a serious health complication or simply a genetic symptom.
Hair loss is a condition that both men and women continue to experience, but it’s more common among men, according to experts.
However, Dr. Kotecha said hair loss can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause, with the main forms of hair loss being androgenic alopecia (affecting both men and women) and alopecia areata ( known as an autoimmune disease.
He said there are many causes of hair loss, but common factors include: Family history (hereditary), cancer, arthritis, depression, heart disease, diabetes, stress, hair styling, hair products, hormonal changes, some medications used to treat scalp infections such as ringworm.
Dr. Kotecha added that people in families with inherited hair loss are more likely to have more hair loss as they get older. is a leading cause of baldness in both men and women.
“Baldness refers to excessive hair loss. Someone loses hair gradually and the hair is not replaced properly.
Dr. Vincent Calhanga, a city physician, says that people lose 90 to 100 hairs a day, but the effect is not significant. 90-100 hairs per day keep coming off the scalp, so he said he would rest for three months.
However, he said losing a lot of hair can result in baldness or patchy hair loss. rice field.
On the other hand, Dr. Kotecha says hormonal changes such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, as well as conditions that trigger stressful events such as the loss of a loved one, can also cause patchy hair loss. He added that it typically puts a large number of growing hairs into rest mode.
Other causes of hair loss include constant use of hair relaxers, tight hairstyles, and use of hot oil hair treatments.
Dr. Kotecha said avoiding hereditary hair loss may not be easy, but people should eat iron-rich foods. He also advises that it’s important to consult a professional dermatologist before deciding to treat hair loss.
“Before starting hair loss treatment, talk to your doctor about the causes and treatments for hair loss. Some conditions are difficult to justify a hair transplant, while others can be managed,” he said.