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If you think that your hair has been losing more for a few weeks, if you have started to see a good number of hairs every morning on the pillow or in the shower drain that were not there before ... Yes, you are right and It is not a sensation, his hair is losing more this season.

But don't be alarmed.

It is something that happens to you, to me and to everyone, because in autumn our hair falls out more.

If you want to know more about this curious phenomenon that is repeated every year and what you can do about it, I invite you to continue reading.

I do not guarantee that you will lose less hair this fall, but this fact will surely worry you much less.

Why does it fall?

Hair is not eternal.

A hair has an average life of between two and seven years, and goes through three phases throughout its life that could be summarized as: it is born, grows and dies.

When it dies it falls out, giving way to the birth of another new hair in that same follicle.

Fortunately, not everyone dies and falls at the same time, otherwise there would be periods when we would be totally bald.

In total, a healthy adult has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on his head, and each day about 100 fall naturally.

In autumn they can almost double.

Does it affect men or women more?

It is something that affects both sexes equally and is independent of age.

However, it is more frequent in autumn that more women than men come to the office concerned about hair loss.

This is because, in general, they tend to have longer hair than men and the fall is more visible and scary.

Especially if long hair is dark in color, its presence is more evident after a shower or after brushing, but the number of hair lost is more or less the same as in the case of people with short hair.

Is it the same as acute telogen effluvium?

No. The name for this normal fall hair loss is "seasonal effluvium," and it is a different process from "acute telogen effluvium."

While the first is something totally normal and natural, the second is due to an alteration of the hair growth cycle that causes a very striking hair loss for a short period of time.

With the seasonal fall we are not going to lose so much volume as to get to "clear", while with the other it usually happens.

This fall I seem to be falling more, am I going bald?

As I have already indicated, more hair loss in autumn is something totally normal and reversible, but it could happen that in parallel you suffer some type of pathology such as male or female androgenic alopecia.

Autumn fall does not lead to baldness by itself, but added to another hair problem I am afraid it could.

Am I doing something wrong and that is why it falls?

Actually, although it may sound strange, our hair that is falling out now has been dead for months.

They are hair that died in spring, but it takes about three or four months to loosen and fall, so I'm afraid that what I'm doing these days is not behind that fall.

Am I going to get it back?

Yes, that's the good news, but you have to give it time.

After a few months we will recover the vast majority of those lost hair, which will sprout again without us having to do anything to get it.

Should I see my doctor?

In fact, you should only see a dermatologist who is an expert in trichology if you or your family notice that you have lost density, that you "thin".

In that case, the opinion of a professional who will study your case, analyze the causes and offer you a treatment is advisable.

Can I do something to minimize the drop?

In the pharmacy we have multiple options that can help us maintain strong and healthy hair, such as vitamin or nutritional supplements, lotions that strengthen the hair root ...

Other actions that can help us are avoiding sudden movements when towel drying our hair, not abusing hair dryers or irons, avoiding stress and maintaining a balanced diet.

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