Postpartum Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss is a temporary thinning of hair that occurs after childbirth. It’s a normal part of the body’s hormonal readjustment following pregnancy.

Cause: During pregnancy, your body produces high levels of estrogen, which slows down the natural shedding of hair. After delivery, estrogen levels drop rapidly, causing a large number of hair follicles to enter the telogen (resting) phase prematurely. This results in increased hair shedding 2-4 months postpartum, typically lasting for 3-6 months.

Treatment: There’s no specific treatment to stop postpartum hair loss, but it usually resolves on its own within a year. Here are some tips to manage it:
* Gentle hair care: Be gentle when washing and brushing your hair to minimize breakage.
* Diet: Ensure a balanced diet rich in nutrients like iron, protein, and vitamins to support healthy hair growth.
* Supplements: Consider consulting a doctor about prenatal vitamins or biotin supplements, which may promote hair growth.

Disclaimer: This information is for general knowledge only and shouldn’t be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you’re concerned about postpartum hair loss, consult a dermatologist or healthcare provider.