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What your hair says about your health?

Hair can be an excellent indicator of your overall physical health. It can reveal your eating habits, gender, weight, age, as well as your environmental factors.

In this article, we will look into seven common hair problems and what these problems represent regarding your hair and physical health. As hair health is not just dependent on how much you take care of it alone but what you consume, hormones, physical fitness, etc.

At hair transplant clinics, out hair and scalp experts are well versed with the composition of hair and what each kind of hair represent. If you relate to any problem we will talk about below, hair transplant surgeon can help you to resolve them.

1. Dull and lifeless hair:

In many instances, causes of dull and lifeless hair are frequent hair dyeing, using hot tools regularly or a lack of moisture during the cold winter months.

However, vitamin deficiency can also play a huge role in hair losing its natural shine. Studies have shown dull hair may indicate that your body needs selenium, sulfur and phosphorus.

Along with hair, this deficiency will also affect your teeth and its look and health. Check your gums and teeth, and if you notice dental issues or other unpleasant changes, then you should consult a doctor.

2. Dandruff:

Annoying white flakes occur all over your shoulders. It is when you use too many hair products and don’t cleanse or exfoliating your scalp correctly. Dandruff is universally recognized as a sign of lousy hair hygiene, but that is not always the case.

Current diet, especially, cutbacks in fats and carbs increase gastrointestinal issues, and then immunodeficiency can be severe causes of dandruff.

If you have yellow dandruff flakes, it may be due to seborrheic dermatitis. This is a skin disease that causes flaky scales and itchy rash. This condition is not easy to get rid of, especially not by any anti-dandruff shampoos. The best thing you can do is to visit a hair and scalp specialist to determine the cause and find a solution.

3. Thin and brittle hair:

Protein deficiency is a massive cause of the bad condition of skin, nails and hair. Protein is an essential nutrient that helps build and repair your body’s tissues. Protein-rich foods such as fruits, products with rich in omega-3 fatty acids like shrimp, salmon, catfish, walnuts and spinach are highly recommended.

Thin and brittle hair can also be a big sign of Cushing’s disease. If you’re afraid, this might be the case watch out for its other symptoms such as chronic insomnia, high blood pressure and unexplainable back pain. Immediately check with your doctor for a proper diagnosis.

4. Hair loss:

Losing around 100 strands of hair per day is normal. When you run your fingers through your hair, zero to two, even 3 to 5 strands, on your fingers is fine. More than that is not a good sign.

Many times, stress, environment and vitamin deficiency may cause this hair loss and are easily manageable. But studies have found that hair loss may be connected to problems with the endorphin or immune system. It might also be an indicator of diabetes.

So if you’re facing unprecedented hair loss, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. Don’t panic; it might only be a manageable hair loss from caused by bad hygiene, protein deficiency, etc. Hair loss is also higher with age or during pregnancy; still, only an expert will be able to tell for sure.

5. Greasy hair:

Greasy hair is usually an indicator of an unhealthy diet. Doctors suggest that eating less fatty meats, greasy and fried foods, dairy, sweet stuff, and refined carbohydrates can help reduce the greasiness.

Other lifestyle changes such as avoiding drinking too much alcohol and coffee can also calm those overactive sebaceous glands. Even adding a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo can help with this issue.

If the above tips don’t work, greasy hair may indicate metabolism problems, a hormone imbalance or even liver issues. In such a case, get professional advice as soon as possible to know for sure.

6. Scalp

Sometimes scalp can develop sores, pimples, paling, flaky skin or other types of skin irritation. If you have any of these symptoms, you might have a dermatological problem and need to consult a dermatologist or hair and scalp expert. These problems can be caused by psoriasis or eczema, but only an expert will be able to tell.

If it is accompanied by itching along with skin irritation, it may due to nervous system disorder caused by stress. Itching is somewhat like a compulsive tic, not unlike nail-biting. In this case, it’s recommended to drink soothing herbs and consume more foods with vitamins b1 and b6. See a mental health expert in this case.

7. Dry hair and split ends:

In most cases, hairs become dry and develop split ends because of too much bleaching, firming and using hot tools. But sometimes your hair gets dry because of a lack of protein iron and copper in your diet.

Hair and scalp experts in Germany have found in their research dry hair and split ends caused by a mineral deficiency. This is more prevalent in people who follow strict diets and have issues with their endocrine system.

A nutritionally balanced diet that provides your body protein and iron, including fish, carrots, and orange juice, is essential. Drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration is another precaution to maintain healthy and beautiful hair.

If the hair does not improve after the precautionary measures, you should see a doctor and get checked for any underlying problem.

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7 Things to Consider before going for a Hair Transplant

Hair is the most crucial part of your personality. So, balding can be a significant turn off for you and also damage your confidence. But even though hair loss is genetic, you can cure it with a hair transplant.

Hair transplant has no life-threatening risk or any major side effects. But remember the result depends on the experience of your hair transplant surgeon.

So, before you go for a hair transplant procedure, here the things you should consider:

Whether you are the right candidate

It is essential to know what makes you the right candidate for a hair transplant. If your hair loss is stable, then you are a perfect candidate for the procedure. It is because hair transplant surgery does not stop progressing hair loss. Do not opt for hair transplant surgery at a young age. Also, do not go for a transplant if your hair loss has just commenced. It could lead to hair decreasing at a faster rate.

Keep realistic expectations

When you go for a hair transplant surgery, you must know that your hair regrowth will be different from others. Hair transplant surgery depends on the density of hair in your donor area. Also, a hair transplant does not guarantee your head will have dense hair.

Cost of a hair transplant

If you are planning to go for a quality hair transplant, the cost is on the higher side. Hair transplant procedure requires a team of experienced hair transplant surgeon and technicians. If the cost of a hair transplant is the main factor guiding your thoughts about surgery, think about how it fits in your budget. Remember, inferior quality hair transplant can have serious, negative consequences.

Experience of your surgeon

Hair transplant design is an essential step in achieving an unnoticeable hair transplant. The experience of your hair transplant surgeon is vital in this process. Also, the technique used to extract the grafts, and the skill of the surgeon play an essential role in achieving the right hair transplant.

The type of surgery – FUT or FUE

You must know which type of hair transplant surgery FUE or FUT you want to choose. The difference between FUT and FUE is in the way your donor’s hair is removed from your scalp. Before you make any decision as to what technique you should go for- consult your doctor.

Whether hair transplant is permanent

It is useful to do your research about hair transplant methods before going for the procedure. Since your hair is taken and transplanted to the bald spots, it makes the hair transplant a permanent procedure. Remember, once you begin the process, you have to go through the complete hair transplant.

Post-surgery precautions

While preparing for your surgery, keep in mind that it will take time for you to go back to your normal activities. You will require several days to rest and take extensive care of your transplanted scalp. It is essential to follow some safety methods after going through any form of surgery, even hair transplant surgery.

You have to sleep on your back, and you cannot let your head touch anywhere. This is because the area where transplantation happened has very fragile follicles, which can get damaged. You can wear a shower cap as an after surgery precaution.

You can treat your transplanted hair like your regular hair, once it starts to grow. Remember, transplanted hair is no different than your natural hair.

Hair transplantation can give your confidence back after you suffered hair loss. You can style it just as you like. Also, once it takes full growth, you don’t have to take any special care. Your transplanted hair can be washed and treated like your natural hair.

Remember to get the right surgeon for your hair transplant and have realistic expectations. You are good to go.

 

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How will COVID-19 affect Hair Transplant?

Many clinics have started operating after a long time due to the COVID-19 crisis since March 20, 2020. Now that many skins, cosmetic and hair clinics have opened, let us see what precautions hair transplant clinics are taking during Covid-19.

As per government guidelines, clinics had stopped all hair transplant procedures during the lockdown period as elective surgeries all over the world had been stopped in this period. Now since the government has allowed elective surgical procedure, clinics have also started doing hair transplant procedures.

Hair transplant is a very time-consuming procedure and requires your patience as well as of the surgical team. Each step in a hair transplant surgery is performed very meticulously, whether it is slit making, graft extraction, graft preservation, or even implantation. These things have to be done with exceptional care during Corona era.

The safety of the patient and staff should be of paramount importance at any clinic. So, clinics have decided on unique protocols for performing hair transplant surgery during COVID-19.

To avoid any transmission of COVID -19 from you to surgical staff or surgical staff to you. Clinics have set special protocols and precautions to follow during a hair transplant surgery:

  • Thorough fumigation of operation theatre and lobby.
  • There are HEPA filters in the operation theatre to filter out the air in the operation theatre, which keeps the air clean throughout the procedure.
  • Before you get selected for the hair transplant procedure, your clinic will properly enquire about any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have any history of foreign travel, or travel to the containment zones in the last 1-month period also if you have any account of contact with a COVID positive patient.
  • After you go through all investigations, your doctor will ask for your fitness certificate.
  • Once you reach the OT with a full stomach, you will do through a screening by taking your body temperature.
  • Your doctor will check your oxygen saturation as the saturation drops are positive in corona cases. Your blood pressure is also measured.
  • You might have to fill an undertaking that you do not have any COVID – 19 symptoms and you have no travel or contact history.
  • You will then change into the sterile OT dress and wear a surgical mask throughout the procedure.
  • Your temperature, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure are recorded throughout the procedure.
  • Your hair transplant surgeon might ask you to do betadine gargle after every 2 hours to keep your mouth and throat clean.

Most clinics also follow strict staff protocol for hair transplant surgery during COVID-19:

  1. When the surgeon and whole surgical OT staff is screened for COVID – 19 symptoms, only then they are allowed to work in Hair Transplant operation theatre.
  2. Even surgeons and surgical OT staff screening are done by taking their body temperature.
  3. The whole surgical team is in full PPE gear throughout the procedure, which includes surgical gown, N 95 mask with a triple-layer mask, surgical masks with face shield & double gloves.

Clinics might not allow you to bring your friends, acquaintances along as they have limited/eliminated the number of guests to their facility to maintain the COVID-19 protocol.

With all these precautions, clinics want to make sure that you get the best possible care during the entire procedure.

Clinics are thoroughly following the in-depth information shared by medical associations and coping well to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Many clinics are also planning on implementing these protocols in the future as well. They do not want to take any chance with the safety and health of their customers and staff.

Along with these precautions, hair transplant clinics are also trying their best to give you the results you desire from your hair transplant surgery. So, if you are planning to get a hair transplant procedure, remember to follow all the guidelines of the clinics. You can keep yourself and everyone around you safe.

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