While hair loss is a natural part of ageing, sometimes nutritional deficiencies and hormonal changes can cause untimely and excessive hair fall. This may be caused due to an over or under-active thyroid gland, an imbalance in the estrogen and androgen levels, pregnancy, serious illness or stress. However, in most cases hair loss can be controlled if signs are heeded early.
After determining the cause of hair loss, we begin your medical therapy which mostly entails oral medicines. In some cases, a combination of creams and gels may also be prescribed to stimulate the growth of hair follicles. While there are no permanent side-effects of this therapy, itching, redness, hair growth on other parts of the body and in rare cases blisters may arise temporarily.