Myths and Facts Related to Hereditary Hair Loss

Myths and Facts Related to Hereditary Hair Loss

Hair loss can be attributed to genetic factors in many cases. The male pattern hair loss usually starts in the age group of 20-30 and goes on for life. Hair loss tendency can be passed on from any parent to the child. It may begin with thinning and end with complete disappearance of hair from the scalp. In males, generally, the temples and crown are affected in the initial stages. In the advanced stages, only some hair is left on the scalp at the back and the sides. In females, hair loss is usually in the middle. The temples and the hairline don’t show much hair loss. Due to this reason, women can hide their hair loss more successfully. Hereditary hair loss is not considered a disease. It is preventable and even reversible. One can use the procedure of hair transplant to get the lost hair back. People can use FUT and   FUE to restore their hair successfully. Hair transplant surgery is the absolute treatment method for hair loss if you want permanent results.

Hair loss may also occur due to Alopecia Areata. It is an immune deficiency disease which destroys the hair follicles.

Hair Loss Myths and Facts

MYTH:

Hair loss can be inherited from either the father or the mother

FACT:

Something like a single hair loss gene doesn’t exist. The combination of both parents’ genes can be a factor. If researchers are to be believed, hair loss is due to the interaction of the genes inherited from both parents. So you can’t blame any specific person in your family for it.

MYTH:

Hair loss occurs more in men than in women.

FACT:

Hair loss is as common in women as it is in men; it is less apparent in women as they have a different pattern and can hide it

MYTH:

Women lose hair when they get treatment for cancer but men’s hair loss is age-based.

FACT:

Women who undergo cancer treatment lose hair but that is not the only reason. They lose hair due to many other factors. Men and women both start losing their hair as they age.

MYTH:

Diets has  no influence  on hair loss.

FACT:

Diet plays an important part in hair loss. If you are deficient in nutrients like vitamins and minerals, your hair will start falling. One should have a diet rich in biotin, zinc, and vitamins to ensure good growth of hair.