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Things you should know about Postpartum Hair Loss

Posted on 21st May, 2019

Pregnancy can be an exciting time in a woman’s life, but the best part about pregnancy is the glow that a woman has in her body, like healthy skin and thick lustrous hair.

After pregnancy, are the mothers prepared for new body changes?

You might not notice the changes that your body is going through, and eventually, when you start noticing your body, you might observe the unusual changes, like excessive hair loss. A large amount of hair loss in short-term after pregnancy can be a complete surprise, but needn’t worry!

Is it permanent?

Postpartum hair loss isn’t really permanent. It can be referred to as excessive shedding or Telogen Effluvium. Normally, 90 percent of your hair is in the growth cycle. During pregnancy, however, increased estrogen levels stimulate the percentage of your hairs that are in that growth cycle. It also freezes the hairs and stops any hair fall that you may have — this is when you will notice thicker hair.

After giving birth, your estrogen levels drop, and all the hair that you had on your scalp begins to fall out — this is when you will notice increased shedding and thinning hair.

What can be done about it?

A few safety measures will help you get back to your normal life, and if you feel that things are not getting back to normal by the time your baby is around 6 to 12 months old then you should visit a doctor.

When you’re a new mother, taking care of your baby will seem like the first priority but keeping yourself nourished is also very necessary. Multi-Vitamins help as a supplement if your diet is not well-balanced but shouldn’t be a substitute for your normal diet.

The dermatologist will advise you for an oral multi-vitamin and topical application to arrest excessive hair fall. So, need not worry.

Just embrace being a new mother and enjoy motherhood!

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