Hair Loss

Hair loss doesn’t have to be a nightmare!

Hair loss doesn't have to be a nightmare!

Over the course of a lifetime, most of us will develop hair loss, but with the latest medical advances, it is possible to treat this problem.

Hair loss is a disorder that can influence how we see ourselves when we look in the mirror and can lower our self-esteem. The HPA Health Group has a highly motivated team that seeks to support patients suffering from these pathologies. In this regard, Dr. Manuel Calzado, internist and specialist in trichology at HPA Health Group, sheds light on hair loss.

Trichologists are known as hair doctors. In fact, trichology is the medical specialty that studies hair and scalp diseases. Although there are several conditions, namely genetics that can lead to hair loss, they all have one thing in common: the sooner patients start treatment, the better results they can expect.

Trichology is considered aesthetic medicine, but for patients undergoing hair treatment, it’s more than just looks. It’s a matter of self-esteem and confidence, which obviously affects mental health as well as many aspects of their lives.

When should I consult a trichologist?

It’s normal to lose hair, but when does it become a concern? “A person under normal conditions loses their hair, but until the age of 25 we produce more hair than we lose. From the age of 25 we start to lose more than we produce” , he said. However, some teenagers suffer from severe hair loss and they have heard comments from colleagues, which can be heartbreaking and affect their relationships. “We are talking about people who do not want to go out,” said said the doctor The news from Portugal.

As we have just seen, hair treatment can be necessary at all stages of life. However, Dr. Manuel mentions that the critical age is between 35 and 38, as this is when normally “hair loss is much more noticeable compared to hair growing or renewing itself” .

And when that happens, we must not just sit and wait. “People usually come for consultation when they have very severe hair loss, but the best time to seek help is when there is loss of hair density,” he added.

Scary Alopecia V Non-Scary Alopecia

If you are unfamiliar with this medical term, alopecia is the clinical designation for any type of hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia: scare alopecia and non-scare alopecia.

According to the doctor, if scary alopecia is more complicated to treat (even if it is not impossible), non-scary alopecia gives more guarantees as to the success of the treatment. In this regard, “the younger the patient, the easier it is to treat. Young people respond very well to medication. In this sense, “the most common of non-scarring alopecia is androgenetic alopecia, where the treatment is very effective in the early and moderate stages. In addition, in the most advanced stage, a hair transplant can work very well, “has he declared.

If you have one of these types of alopecia, you are not alone. According to Dr. Manuel, it is estimated that around 80% of men will experience hair loss at some stage in their lives, while when we talk about women, that number drops to 40%.

The HPA Health Group follows the most advanced medical developments and offers a wide variety of solutions to patients. Whatever your case, planning the first date is the key to success.