IM­PACT OF FLUC­TU­AT­ING HOR­MONES ON HAIR

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Hair prob­lems are most pro­nounced in the post­par­tum phase or to be pre­cise, three months af­ter the de­liv­ery. Dr. Geetika Mit­tal Gupta, Founder and Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor at ISAAC, ex­plains, “The hor­monal surge dur­ing preg­nancy gen­er­ally pro­longs the rest­ing phase of hair fol­li­cles mak­ing the head full of long tresses. In the three months, post-de­liv­ery, is when es­tro­gen level gets low and this is when the hair fall or Tel­o­gen Ef­flu­vium starts.” The good news is that this hair loss is tem­po­rary and can be to­tally re­versed with a good diet and pre­scribed sup­ple­ments. Though not very com­mon, some­times women may suf­fer hair loss even dur­ing preg­nancy due to vi­ta­min and min­eral de­fi­ciency. Dis­cuss with your gy­nae­col­o­gist which vi­ta­mins and min­eral sup­ple­ments are safe to con­sume. Sud­den grey­ing of hair dur­ing preg­nancy is at­trib­uted to iron, io­dine and pro­tein de­fi­cien­cies. “Alope­cia Areata, an au­toim­mune med­i­cal con­di­tion which leads to bald patches in the scalp may some­times be trig­gered dur­ing the late stages of preg­nancy,” adds Dr. Gupta. If you are suf­fer­ing from thy­roid or PCOS take ad­di­tional care to en­sure that the lev­els of hor­mones are com­pletely un­der con­trol dur­ing and post-de­liv­ery. A sud­den im­bal­ance can pre­cip­i­tate se­vere hair fall.

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