Hair Loss/questions for the experts
I was reading this article and have some questions. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCUQFjABahUKEwjLhYnEuP3GAhUUGZIKHR3MBMI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC3999645%2F&ei=2UG3VYu1A5SyyASdmJOQDA&usg=AFQjCNEEwK-KooQHo7lNlMn2tqMr7EC6_w&sig2=NSs1HlaA7pzNl3ofOCTkjQ&bvm=bv.98717601,d.aWw
Here it says that most of your follicles should have 2-4 hairs. My husband looked at twenty of my hairs and of those 20, 3 had just one hair. Does that mean I have AGA?? Don't some hair follicles have to just have one because of shedding?? Also, on both myself and my husband, we have some follicles that are empty: but you can see the follicle has color like a hair or hairs will be coming up. Is all of this normal, or not?? And finally, where can I find a reputable place that does trichosopy??? I fear that places like Hair Club will not be sincere, since they want to sell products.
Contrary to what that article states most people do not have 2-4 hairs per follicle. My advice to you is to see a dermatologist. Here in the US it is dermatologist who treat most of the hair diseases.
Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in skin, hair and nails.
Trichology in the UK, England and India in particular have Trichologists who are not medical doctors but have trained in hair problems.
Does that mean I have AGA??
Answer: No-The pattern of loss and the overall density is of greater importance in making the diagnosis of AGA.
Don't some hair follicles have to just have one because of shedding??
Answer: Yes- but most people have a 1/4 to 1/3 of their hairs in a single follicle
This book on Trichoscopy shows the average number of hairs per hair follicle varies with location but many are present as single hairs per follcle.