Today, we will talk about Hair Shedding and how much shedding can be termed as Hair Loss. So, if you have always been worried about how much hair you are shedding on daily basis and what the usual amount of hair shedding is then you have landed to the right page. Apart from this, we will also talk about the differences between Hair Loss and Hair Shedding.
How Much Hair Do We Shed on Daily Basis?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, shedding between 50-100 strands of hair a day is normal. If you have noticed your hair fall is above this average, then you may be suffering from excessive hair shedding or even hair loss.
How is Hair Shedding Different from Hair Loss?
In case you are losing more than 50-100 hair strands a day (what is considered normal as stated at the beginning of the article already), then you are likely to be suffering from a condition called telogen effluvium, this condition is usually stress-induced, and the most common factors of stress are as follows:
- Pregnancy or childbirth.
- Sudden weight loss (over 10kg of loss usually.
- Undergoing an operation or surgery.
- Recovering from disease or have suffered high-grade fever recently.
- External factors like divorce, losing a job, losing a loved one, etc.
Even with the conditions outlined above, it generally takes a few weeks or even months for the person to notice that they have been shedding excessive hair. If the shedding has occurred due to such factors, then generally the body readjusts and the hair shedding contracts to acceptable levels as soon as the condition due to which excessive hair was being shed has been overcome. However, if the condition continues to exist then Hair Shedding can become a long-term thing.
Hair loss happens when the hair stops going altogether. One of the biggest differences between hair shedding and hair loss is that hair shedding is temporary while hair loss is not.
Reasons for Hair to stop growing:
- Family history or genetics.
- Immune disorders.
- Harsh hair-care products being used over time.
- Tight hairstyles.
- Side effects of other medication.
- Trichotillomania, a condition in which people tend to pull out their hair.
For hair loss to be treated effectively, it’s important to know why the hair loss occurred in the first place. Hair loss due to medication or medical treatments like chemotherapy or radiation generally stops once the treatment is over. However, in case treatment or medicine continues to cause hair loss then this should be discussed with the physician. Stopping the treatment or the medication yourself is never advised as immediately stopping the treatment can have further side effects.
How We Doctors Distinguish Between Hair Loss & Hair Shedding
At Cult Aesthetics by enhance, Dr. Jaspreet & Dr. Gaurav can diagnose the cause of your hair loss and will also be able to tell you if you have hair shedding or hair loss. After this is done, they both can craft a customized line of treatment for you to deal with your condition.
Treatment Options for Hair Loss
We have talked about this before. We request you to go through the following articles to get a good vibe of all the treatment options available at Cult Aesthetics. You may also call us at +91-9990449555 to book your 1st consultation.