Risks of hair transplant surgery include:
- Death of the hair follicles after being transplanted, in which case no new hair will grow.
- An unnatural look with a patchy hair pattern.
- Excessive bleeding.
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Cosmetic solutions available for balding include:
YES!! Are your previously thick and luxurious tresses thinning as quickly as the rain forests in South and Central America? It might be hereditary balding. But hair loss can also be related to serious health conditions. In fact, hair loss can sometimes be the first sign of a disease such as a hormonal condition, autoimmune disease, or a protein deficiency. Hair loss can also be a sign of diabetes and cancer, but the leading culprits include the autoimmune disease lupus, scleroderma, and thyroid disease, both underactive (hypothyroidism) and overactive (hyperthyroidism).
If you have been seeing a change in the amount of hair you are losing, over and above what is normal for you, talk to your doctor.
The thought of going bald is as unpleasant as boiled Brussels sprouts for anyone at any age. The good news is that most of the hair you lose is normal. In fact, you may be surprised to know that it’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day, even more on the days you wash your hair.
If you are worried about hair loss, here is a way to tell if your shedding is normal. If you have enough hair, try the hair-pull test: Take your thumb and forefinger and grab about 20 to 40 hairs about an inch from your scalp. Tug the hair hard enough to pull up your scalp (we said tug, not yank!), and slowly slide your fingers all along the shaft to the end. Count the number of hairs that fall out. You should see no more than six hairs in your hand. If you find more than about six in your hand, talk to your doctor.