Does Pregnancy Affects Hair Loss?

Does Pregnancy Affects Hair Loss


    We all know that we are going to experience the problem of hair loss at some point in our lives. This process is normal, steady, and it is a continuous process. The hair growth is in a cycle and at one time around 90% of the hair is growing (anagen phase) and rest of them are in resting mode (telogen phase).

    The relation between hair fall and pregnancy

    Most of our patients ask us whether pregnancy will affect our hair? You will experience the problem but this is only for some amount of time and it will go away. The hair gets affected because of the estrogen hormone as it freezes the hair in the resting phase. After pregnancy, the level gets back to normal, the hair is resting phase will fall out, and it finally results in increased growth of hair.

    Is it Normal to experience hair fall during pregnancy?

    During the early phase of pregnancy, this is normal. During pregnancy, the hair stops at the resting stage and women will have thick and luscious hair. Until the delivery, this life cycle is delayed. But in some cases, the women notice hair fall as it depends on your health also. You might experience the hair fall from any part of the scalp whether you are brushing or washing the hair. It is necessary that you keep a check on the hair growth for at least 6 to 12 months after the pregnancy. It the problem still persist then you have to consult the doctor so that they can guide you what exactly is the problem.

    What are its causes?

    Excessive shedding of hair occurs because of the telogen effluvium and it mostly occurs post pregnancy 1 to 5 months. Although this condition is temporary and they grow back after 6 months post-delivery. Some of the prominent causes of this issue are:

    • Health-Related issue

    Sometimes the women experience the issue of gestational diabetes and some time on the scalp it forms ringworm which is because of fungal infection. Some patients are taking medication for high blood pressure or depression as they can also make the hair fall out.

    • Genetics

    You are likely to face this problem if your mother faced the same issue while she was expecting.

    • Poor Diet

    While you are pregnant you should consume all the nutrients which are important for you as well as for the growth of the baby. Lack of iron, vitamins, and minerals will cause this problem. So, make sure you keep a proper check on your diet.

    In case, if the problem does not go away then you should consult the doctor for the treatment. One of the best options is hair transplant as the results are permanent and the hair growth is also natural.