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Diffuse Hair Loss Male – Finding Treatment

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A male diffuse hair loss is a severe type of telogen effluvium in men. This is a hair fall condition caused by prolonged stress. Diffuse hair loss means that the hair is not growing normally. In medical term, diffuse hair loss is also known as chronic telogen effluvium.

The thing with diffuse hair loss is that it can appear as patterned or unpatroned baldness. It also happens in random places in the head. This condition can happen to both men and women but is more prevalent in men.

What Triggers Diffuse Hair Loss in Male?

Diffuse hair loss can be triggered by a lot of things such as physiological stress, emotional stress, a medical condition, or your diet.

  1. Physiological stress – stresses that affect our body negatively can cause hair loss. A surgical trauma or high fever can lead to hair loss. In women who had negative experience during childbirth, hair loss can occur after four months while people who undergo surgery can experience hair loss after 3 months.
  2. Emotional stress – there is no study that can pinpoint the exact causation between emotional stress and hair loss. However, hair loss has been reported among people who suffered acute emotional stress such as facing a death of a loved one or going through a divorce. The relationship between diffuse hair loss and emotional stress is even weaker yet some people who experienced diffuse hair loss attributed their condition to their experience
  3. Medical conditions – there are certain medical conditions that can cause diffuse hair loss such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
  4. Diet – diffuse hair loss has been associated with the deficiencies such as zinc and iron deficiency.

There are certain medicines that can also cause telogen effluvium and diffuse hair loss. If you start having massive hair fall 12 weeks after taking a specific medicine, you must check with your doctor.

Finding Treatment for Diffuse Hair Loss

Chronic telogen effluvium or diffuse hair loss is harder to treat as compared to a regular telogen effluvium. Treating it doesn’t end with knowing about its cause. If you have diffuse hair loss, your doctor might ask you to undergo a complete physical examination and some laboratory and evaluation of the scalp. scalp biopsy is also considered in this case. Among the things being checked is serum ferritin level, iron deficiency, checking the thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroxine (T4) level, serum zinc level, and a complete metabolic panel test to check possible renal or liver disease.

Once the cause of diffuse hair loss is identified, it is also important to have a patient education. Understanding the cause of the problem and its severity is important in order to have a permanent solution. Although there are some medications that can treat diffuse hair loss, the most effective treatment is hair transplant. However, if the patient doesn’t understand the cause of his or her condition, even a hair transplant won’t work. He or she might continue his or her behavior that causes diffuse hair loss.

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