Hair loss also known as alopecia or baldness refers to loss of hair from scalp or entire body. It occurs due to disruption in the hair growth cycle. It can be hereditary or may occur secondary to medical illness, hormonal changes or drugs. It may affect men, women and children. A normal individual sheds 50 to 100 hairs per day, but it is not noticeable as new hair growth occurs simultaneously.
Hair loss that occurs with aging is usually hereditary and is the commonest reason of baldness. In women, hair is considered to be an essential part of their identity, while in men, healthy hair is considered to be a sign of youth and vigor. Hair loss effects the appearance of an individual and hence cause psychological distress and inferiority complex. It can impair the quality of life of an individual.Book an Appointment at EUGENIX