Hair Shaft Disorder

A head has about 100,000 to 150,000 hair and each hair grows from a sac like structures called follicle. In fact, what we see as a hair is the shaft of the hair and its part that lies deep beneath the skin is the root. Interestingly both the shaft and the root are nothing but a dead appendage of the skin; the only living part is the follicle below the skin and surrounding the root. The follicle is nourished by blood & nerve supply in a junction area called ‘papilla’.

Most of the hair problems are the repercussions at follicle level, by causative factors in any of our functional organs.

The obvious causes for hair falling or thinning are:

  • Extensive skin disease.
  • Acute mental strain.
  • Debilitating diseases or febrile illness.
  • Seborrhic dermatitis and dandruff.
  • Biosynthesis at follicle level
  • Weakness at follicle level.
  • Shifting of residence or change of climate.
  • Poor diet and impaired keratin biosynthesis
  • Side effect of drugs.

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