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Feb 02

Hair pulling habit leads to hair loss

Hair is the habit of pulling the bad things that can provide headaches for many people especially cause hair loss. We speak about the hair disorder known as trichotillosis and observed in approximately 2% of the population states of America. However, the number of people affected by this disorder may be higher because many people are not aware of these problems or do not want to discuss it with other people.

What trichotillosis?

Trichotillosa (also known as trichotillomania) is a medical condition in which people tend to pulling or repeal your hair regularly and lasts longer. Behavior such as this, can be intentional and have different causes including obsessive compulsive disorder, mental illness and many other psychological conditions. Doctors noted that typically a genetic condition that is usually triggered by infectious depression, stress or excessive anxiety. And despite the fact that many people are affected by it, there is not much information about this issue and not as extensively studied as other psychological disorders.

The signs trichotillosis
Pulling hair under trichotillosis can be done either by intentional or expedient for giving gratuities to the person affected. The most obvious sign of this disorder is appealing his own hair and bald spots that were not typical for natural hair loss. In most cases people are exposed to pulling on the head in one or a set of specific points, but it was observed that some patients repeal and pulling their eyelashes, eyebrows and pubic hair even under the same conditions. Repeal and pulling hair usually begins in high stress environments or when a person experiences anxiety. Are under stress, no trichotillosis usually not manifested.

Diagnosis, action, and treatment

As said before, it is quite difficult to diagnose this condition in many patients without direct observation because the affected person usually does not claim to have such a habit. In addition, many people who repeal their hair forcibly without realizing it, so it’s really difficult to make a diagnosis without the aid of additional witnesses. If not, dermatologists and trichologists analyze the pattern of hair loss and the search for other factors that could cause such an effect.

Selecting the right treatment depends on the patient’s age and actual condition. In children, the disorder is usually ignored because of depleted with age. In adolescents and young adults of this disorder become very sensitive because it may trigger an emotional response. In older adults it is usually caused by excessive stress, so instead of trying to use the medicine to stop hair loss, it is advisable to evaluate your stress first.

Both medicine and psychological therapy used to treat the trichotillosis. Successful treatment depends on the severity of the condition and the patient’s willingness to get rid of the disorder. There is no point in using other hair loss remedy when dealing with trichotillosis because it provides a mechanical failure outside rather than nutrient or hormonal imbalances inside.