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About Female Teleogen Effluvium


The Hairmedic female hair loss clinics' are located in ten cities throughout the UK so whether you are suffering from female pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium, hirsutism, alopecia areata, or scarring alopecia professional advice will be near by.

Telogen Effluvium (excessive shedding) may be caused by a number of problems.

Acute (Quick onset) diffuse hair loss can be caused by Pregnancy, medication, a physical or emotional shock to the system, an illness, fever or narcotics.

Chronic (Ongoing) diffuse hair loss is caused by an underlying illness (medical problem) or the medication which you are taking. The main problem with the chronic hair loss is that the trigger which initially caused the diffuse hair shedding may have happened many years ago.

Sufferers from both types notice a thinning of hair on the scalp, and little 'broken' hairs around the fringe and poking out around the parting, Chronic Telogen effluvium is a problem which usually carries on indefinitely until the problem is rectified so it is important to seek help as soon as possible, Women who suffer from Telogen effluvium do not go bald!! It gets so bad and stays at that level; a person does not lose all their hair from this problem because the hair is always being replaced.

Diagnosis of Telogen Effluvium

For Acute Telogen effluvium the disorder will simply rectify itself after 6 months or so, the shedding will slow and the hair will gradually get back to normal.

For chronic Telogen effluvium the underlying condition must be corrected before the hair cycle corrects itself. This is a common complaint which (if caught early enough) can be rectified, because this is really a side effect of 'something else' which is affecting the hair directly or indirectly, we have to find out what the underlying problem is, which when corrected allows the hair to grow back normally. A battery of specific diagnostic tests should be performed when attempting to pinpoint the hair loss trigger and any underlying conditions which may be exacerbating the problem.

Though in some cases specialists often choose topical treatments , the use of medication for Telogen effluvium helps the disorder rectify itself quickly, though if the underlying causes are not corrected the shedding will continue.

As always, treatments have the best chance of being effective if they are geared to the cause of the hair loss as well as to triggering hair growth.

We understand that hair and scalp disorders can be traumatic and can have a severe affect on a women's well-being, which in turn affects the patient's health in general, after all hair is well documented as the barometer of health. Our telogen effluvium clinics provide a service encompassing both the medical and cosmetic issues relating to scalp and hair health. Each clinic is dedicated to providing expert advice and treatment for all types of hair loss and scalp problems, to cosmetic damage. Call now on 0330 660 0648 to book your appointment.

1:3 women will suffer from hair loss at some point in their life.

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