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Can genetics or other factors contribute to hair loss?

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Published At January 20, 2024
Reviewed AtJanuary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 28-year-old woman, and I have been noticing increased hair loss over the past five months. Although I have experienced mild hair loss for about two to three years, the amount of hair I am losing has become quite concerning. I have regular menstrual cycles, and I am not taking any medications. I have heard that genetics might play a role since my father experienced baldness in his 40s. Could you please help me understand if this could be due to genetics and what other factors might contribute to my hair loss? I am also looking for advice on the diagnostic process for identifying the cause of my hair loss and any potential treatments that could help me address the issue as quickly as possible.

Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the details provided from your end and understand your concern.

Hair fall or hair loss may occur due to multiple reasons, including :

1. Genetic susceptibility where any of your ancestors have a premature hair loss pattern or in case of genetic susceptibility of having hair thinning. As you have mentioned, such a history in your family can contribute to the same.

2. Hormonal fluctuations: they can occur in any age group. Usually during the early 20s, early 30s, and early 40s. Due to sudden hormonal fluctuations, hair roots can weaken and fall off.

3. Due to any recent history of fever, chicken pox, COVID-19 infections, dengue, stress, or any minor or major surgeries. They can cause a sudden arrest of the hair cycle, thereby causing a hair loss issue that, If not treated, can be chronic.

4. Stress and sleeplessness also contribute to hair fall due to the increased release of stress hormones, weakening the hair roots.

5. Vitamin deficiencies, including vitamin D3 and vitamin B12, and mineral deficiencies like zinc, Ca, and iron deficiencies also cause hair fall.

6. Dandruff and fungal infection on the scalp are other factors that cause hair fall.

7. Any underlying medical conditions like Thyroid, PCOD, or Autoimmune conditions may also contribute to the same.

My advice :

1. Anaboom anti-hair fall shampoo: Use this shampoo once a week to wash your scalp.

2. Anaboom anti-hair fall serum : Use 1 ml of this serum on the entire scalp at night, massage into the scalp, leave overnight, and wash off in the morning. Use daily at night for at least one year.

3. Tablet full hair : Consume after dinner daily for three months.

4. HK vitals biotin gummies: Consume after dinner daily for three months.

5. B protein chocolate powder: Mix one tablespoon of this powder in 1 glass of skimmed milk or water and consume after breakfast for three months.

6. Oil massage on the scalp with three parts of coconut oil, two castor oil, and one vitamin E capsule oil can be done. Mix the combination and apply on the scalp; massage for 5 minutes, leave for 1 hour and wash off with the shampoo.

7. PRP injection treatments may be considered to be done from a skin clinic where your platelets containing plasma are extracted from your blood and injected into your scalp. They act as growth factors to stimulate the scalp.

8. Undergo blood tests: S. Vitamin D3, S. Vitamin B12, S. Ferritin, and Thyroid profile to rule out any changes.

Hope this helps. Stay happy, healthy, and safe. Take care

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Venereology

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