Postpartum Hair Loss Shedding When Baby Turned 3 Months Old
Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of one of my most popular books The Natural Hair Bible and founder of howtoblackhair for these tutorials I love answer the questions that you are send me via email so if you have any questions you like me to answer check out the description box below for more information this tutorial is because of an email I received from Trina and Trina goes on to say that she is having excessive shedding after she’s had her child her child is 3 months old and this is her second child so she doesn’t understand why with her first child she didnt have as much shedding a lot that she does the second child and what can she do to get her hair back normal because she so afraid of losing.
All this hair so Trina I’m going to help you along and help you to understand that this is perfectly normal and I’m going to tell you some things as the why this is happening so first off after you have your child about 3 to 4 months when a child turns 3 to 4 months old you’re going to noticethat you will be losing a lot of hair and for some women this can be at an alarming rate some women don’t notice as much or is not affected as post partum shedding so this is just a natural reaction to your body after everything is going back into place and becoming more balanced after your child which leads me to the second thing is that why you’re pregnant you have a higher level of estrogen in your body a.
Higher level of estrogen will prolong both phases of your hair growth cycle normally the growing phase which is the anagen phase so you’re going to be growing your hair and its going to look thicker is to get longer and its going to be full of body and then it also minimizes the telogen phase which is the fallout phase this is due to an increase in estrogen in your body so about 3 to 4 months after you have your child all of your hormones and things balance itself back out and then the telogen phase kicks in and you start to see hair shedding coming out all over the place and remember this is not the same case for everyone some women don’t notice as much for some women is very severe but this is.
Perfectly normal so my third tip is that you can help the situation by making sure they are eating right in that you’re taking in your vitamin now depending on the best way that works for you some people do great with taking their vitamin if it tastes good so if buying some adult gummy by works for you to make you take your vitamins then go ahead and do that or take regular capsule vitamins to get in the nutrients that you need this is going to help your skin to look a lot better to give you that glow this is going to make your nails grow longer is going to make you more healther as well as help your hair grow back a lot better so this is a normal process Trina after you have your child and I know.
You didn’t notice it as much with your first child in this is an independent scenario it just depends when you have one kid some people have a lot of different reactions crave different foods and things like that so I would love for you all thats watching to share your comments and your things about how was for you after delivering your child and how you got over that hump with your hair and even your body and things like that so Trina thank you for your email I hope this is helped and hope is also up everyone else was watching before any of you go make sure to sign up for your email I hope this has helped and I hope this has also helped everyone else who is watching and before any of you go make sure to sign.
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Testing for Hair Loss Importance of Vitamin D and Why Genetics are Major Cause of Hair Loss
Thank you for your question. You are asking if there is blood test that would help determine your other causes of hair loss besides male pattern hair loss at the age of 26 and you gave some examples. Well certainly, I can assist you with the evaluation of hair loss and what comes into mind when I examine a patient and I take a patient’s history that come into our practice. A little bit of my background. I’m a board certified cosmetic surgeon and fellowship trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years and hair loss treatment has been a big part of my practice particularly in the area of nonsurgical hair loss. We’ve.
Also been performing hair transplant for many years. So when a patient comes in and will give me a history of their pattern of loss for males, we first look at family history. We look at mom’s side of the family, dad’s side of the family. Invariably, we’ve been able to establish some degree of a pattern within the family and is often stated that the certain pattern such as a maternal uncle is how it works but really it doesn’t work that way. It can be spared, it can be variable and 11 chromosomes are associated with hair loss so you can certainly understand that mix can be associated with genetic role of the dice. Now that being said, we also certainly look.
At the general medical health and certain blood test which are routinely performed as part of general physical examination for men, it is usually adequate and that includes taking vitamin D levels. And it is common to have a decrease in vitamin D levels and we always require taking vitamin D. And vitamin D has a role in maximizing hair quality. For most men, once we do an examination were we examine the scalp with a microscope, we are able to establish that there is pattern loss, hair thinning. When hair goes from thick to thin to thinner and then disappears, that is very typical of androgenetic alopecia and no genetic deficiency that I am aware of that really creates that type of pattern. Nutritional.
Status and a lot of times, people would want to check their hormones so certainly they will go to an endocrinologist or a medical to have this done which is fine but I would say that 95% of hair loss is pattern hair loss. In our practice, to help people with pattern hair loss we do something we call Hair Regeneration. Hair Regeneration has been a development that has been very successful in our practice to help people with thinning hair. Certainly, I am all for supplementation nutrition whether it is in a form of multivitamins, and Omega 3 acids but when you realize that even people with nutritional deficiencies and less than optimal living conditions and other stressors.
Can have amazing hair and you realize that is most likely a genetic pattern. With Hair Regeneration, we combine plateletrich plasma (PRP) with Acellular matrix and it’s an injection, not a surgery to stop the progression of hair loss, reverse the thinning process so that hair that is thinning becomes thicker and to reactivate hair that is not growing to start growing. Now with 99% success for both men and women, you could imagine that we have patients who come here from all over the world and we even started a company called TrichoStemâ„¢ Hair Regeneration to help get access to this type of technology outside of our office.
Going back again to the question of a blood test as a general rule, yes, you look at thyroid hormones, you look at iron levels, you look at liver function tests, you look at hormonal levels and again this is something you can certainly do to get a peace of mind. And certainly, a lot of people come to us and usually we are not the first line. They come to us if they have exhausted everything else but it is routine for someone to come and they have not only those types of workup in the lab test but they will also get rheumatologic workup, autoimmune workup and basically they want to make sure that everything they can possibly lead to cause of hair loss systemically has been check to at least deal with. Now.
When it comes to women, it is a different story. Women tend to have a more sensitive, variation of hormone levels. Women have reported starting a birth control pill which has resulted into hair loss. They also reported stopping a birth control pill, pregnancy, delivery. Certainly, there are a lot of hormonal issues so we take a lot more of detail from that and we want to establish certain degree of stability to treat women. With men, once we diagnose male pattern hair loss, the options of finasteride, minoxidil and transplant are also discussed and many choose to go with Hair Regeneration. So I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question!.