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Hair loss identified as long-term symptom of COVID-19 – with women most at risk.

07.06.2021 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

COVID-19: Hair loss identified as long-term symptom of coronavirus – with women most at risk, study says

The study also found that fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness and joint pain were “primary long-term symptoms” of the virus.

Nearly a quarter of COVID-19 patients suffer from hair loss within six months of infection, with women at greater risk, according to a new study.

Researchers studied several long-term symptoms in Wuhan, China, where the virus first emerged in late 2019, and found that 359 out of 1,655 hospital patients suffered from the condition.

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The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, also found that fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness and joint pain were “primary long-term symptoms” of coronavirus.

The authors of the paper said the long-term health consequences of COVID-19 remain “largely unclear”.

The study involved patients who had been discharged from Jin Yin-tan Hospital between 7 January and 29 May 2020 after being treated for COVID.

Researchers followed up with them six months later, when patients were interviewed with questionnaires for evaluation of symptoms, physically examined along with a six-minute walking test, and given blood tests.

The findings revealed that 63% of the patients experienced fatigue or muscle weakness, 26% suffered with sleeping problems, 23% had anxiety or depression, and 22% suffered from hair loss.

It also found that 76% of patients reported at least one symptom six months after the first symptom onset, with the proportion higher in women.

Patients who were severely ill from the virus were more likely to suffer from the likes of muscle weakness and depression.

The authors said: “We found that at six months after symptom onset, most patients endorsed at least one symptom, particularly fatigue or muscle weakness, sleep difficulties, and anxiety or depression.

“More severely ill patients had increased risk of pulmonary diffusion abnormality, fatigue or muscle weakness, and anxiety or depression.”

In a three-month follow-up survey of 538 COVID-19 patients, the researchers found that “physical decline or fatigue, post-activity polypnea (rapid breathing or panting), and alopecia were more common in women than in men”.

The study also looked at long-term extrapulmonary organ manifestations and death during follow-up, with some patients newly diagnosed with diabetes and venous thromboembolic diseases – which is when a blood clot forms.

The authors added that being a woman and severity of illness from the virus were also risk factors for “persistent psychological problems”, such as stress and anxiety.

The NHS lists fatigue, shortness of breath and dizziness among some of its long-term symptoms of COVID-19, but hair loss is not included in its list.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-hair-loss-identified-as-long-term-symptom-of-coronavirus-with-women-most-at-risk-study-says-12226654

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Tips to Prevent Hair Loss in Women

10.09.2018 in FEMALE HAIR LOSS

Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hairline and cause Traction.
Ditch hair tools that use high heat that cause manual damage.
Be wary of chemical processing that causes chemical trauma.
What you eat affects your hair.
Use hair products and treatments targeted to restore hair growth.
Consider a topical treatments for regrowth.
Scalp massage helps.
Essential oils help.

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Before and After

27.03.2017 in BEFORE & AFTERS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

Lucie came to see us for an initial consultation back in March 2014 and was diagnosed with severe androgenetic alopecia, also known as female-pattern hair loss and with severe telogen effluvium.

Androgenetic alopecia (female pattern baldness) in women is often linked to hormonal changes with the hair loss following events such as the menopause, childbirth or as a result of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills. The hair loss is generally more uniform over the scalp than in the male counterpart, but also results from a complex chemical reaction when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts the testosterone in the system into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be over sensitive to the DHT and become smaller and smaller with time, leading to the eventual hair loss.

Telogen effluvium occurs when the growing phase of the hair is interrupted prematurely causing the hair follicles to enter the telogen (resting) phase of the hair cycle earlier than normal.  Two to four months later, following the normal cyclic pattern, diffuse shedding of the hair begins. When this happens there are not enough hair left in the anagen phase, or growing phase, and the result is therefore diffuse thinning of the hair.  Telogen effluvium can be triggered by anaemia.

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Severe androgenetic alopecia – treatment in progress

20.02.2017 in BEFORE & AFTERS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED

Ioana came to see us for an initial consultation back in February 2016 and was diagnosed with severe androgenetic alopecia, also known as female-pattern hair loss.

Androgenetic alopecia (female pattern baldness) in women is often linked to hormonal changes with the hair loss following events such as the menopause, childbirth or as a result of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills. The hair loss is generally more uniform over the scalp than in the male counterpart, but also results from a complex chemical reaction when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts the testosterone in the system into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be over sensitive to the DHT and become smaller and smaller with time, leading to the eventual hair loss.

Ioana is using our Trichopeptide treatment along with our specialist shampoo & conditioner.

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Androgenetic alopecia Treatment in Progress

10.02.2017 in BEFORE & AFTERS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS, FEMALE HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED, HAIR LOSS [ PHOTOS ] TREATED, SCALP PROBLEMS

Shobhana visited us for the first time back in September 2016 and was diagnosed with severe androgenetic alopecia, also known as female-pattern hair loss.

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common hair loss problem and is linked to hormonal changes following menopause, childbirth or as a results of stopping or starting oral contraceptive pills.

Shobhana is using our Vitastim and Biostim treatments combined with the Follicle Builder and is now maintaining the excellent result we have achieved.

This could be you in 5 months! Get in touch with us today and book your non-chargeable consultation now. Call us on 0207 152 4473 today.

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