Trichologist Dr Shahid Shamsher talks about impact of weight loss on hair.

1. How does weight loss cause hair fall?

 It leads to a condition called telogen effluvium, in which there is a sudden onset of severe hair fall, often in clumps together. In some cases this starts immediately after the weight loss and in some cases even 2-3 months after the weight loss has occurred.

2. Why are women more susceptible to this?

Women tend to have their vitamin counts drop very easily due blood loss that happens in their regular periods. Which is why, many women even when overweight, have latent deficiencies, which are easily exacerbated further with any weight loss program, thus making women more vulnerable than men. The same principle applies to young girls who try to lose even just 2-3 kgs trying to get that perfect figure.  

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Dr. Shahid Shamsher is one of India’s first certified Trichologist practicing in the field of Trichology for 27 years and is recognized as one of the Best Hair Doctor in Bangalore. He is the only Trichologist in India to be simultaneously certified from the U.K, Australia, and India.