Breaking Bald: Unraveling the Mysteries of Hair Loss and Modern Treatments

    Karishma M. Rathi, Priyanka Pingat, Ritesh P. Bhole, S. S. Mishra, Surat Singh
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    TLDR Hair loss has many causes and treatments, but future research aims for better solutions.
    This review article explores the complex issue of alopecia, or hair loss, affecting millions globally. It examines various causes, including genetics, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, stress, and medical conditions, with a special note on COVID-19-induced telogen effluvium. Current treatments like minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, laser therapy, and platelet-rich plasma therapy are discussed, highlighting their effectiveness and limitations. Future research is focused on innovative solutions such as gene therapies, stem cell interventions, and advanced delivery methods using nanotechnology. The review also underscores the psychological impact of hair loss and the need for holistic treatment approaches to improve patient well-being.
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