Covid and Hair Loss

For the past 2 years, the world has been through a turmoil trying to make sense of what normality has been resumed to, due to Covid-19. The latter, not only has taken countless lives, it has damaged mental health, world economy and our inability to be trully together for a long period of time. 

Amongst all its damages include the lost of hair believe or not.

But what exactly is hair loss?

We all naturally shed hair on a daily basis. In fact, it’s common for a person to shed 50 to 100 hairs per day.

Sometimes the hair that’s shed isn’t replaced with new hair, which leads to hair thinning and bald patches namely hair loss.

Hair loss doesn't only affect the scalp; it can occur on other parts of the body too and its medical term is alopecia.

What is the link between COVID-19 and hair loss?

It’s for probable that hair loss may be associated with severe COVID-19. However, its extent and mechanism is unclear.

Credible Research indicate that 67% of Covid patients had androgenic alopecia. It was also found that men with the most pronounced pattern of baldness were more likely to test positive for COVID-19.

Another study also discovered that hair loss was independently associated with more severe COVID-19 illness.

It’s important to reiterate that research on this topic is currently limited. Further investigation is needed to determine how hair loss may be associated with COVID-19 risk.

In the meantime, chosing the right hair care for your hair will strenghen your scalp and hair strands making it less prone to hair loss.

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