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People Face Hair Loss After Covid

People who suffered from Covid 19 are prone to face hair loss. One doctor from New Delhi has warned that problems related to hair loss have risen two-fold. Shahin Nooreyezdan, consultant in cosmetic and plastic surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi said hair loss is caused by post-inflammation and could last up to three months.

He said that the Post Covid-19 inflammation has been a major contributor here. The deficiencies caused by a compromised nutritional intake, sudden weight changes, hormonal disturbances and reduced vitamin D and B12 levels are some of the major reasons for the large volumes of hair loss post-Covid-19.

Telogen effluvium is when someone experiences hair loss due to a change in the number of hair follicles that are actively growing hair. This leads to hair thinning on the scalp, which could be limited to one area or all over. Telogen effluvium in most severe cases hair loss will spread to other regions of the body such as the eyebrows.

Many types of research are done to suggest that hair loss is a symptom of long Covid despite it not being included on the NHS long symptom list. A study published in January 2021 by the medical journal The Lancet found that 22 percent of patients suffered from hair loss six months after being discharged from the hospital in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged. Another online study earlier this year which surveyed 1,500 Covid survivors, found that 27% of people had experienced some form of hair loss.

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