What is premature greying? How can it be managed?
Graying or greying, as spelt in different English-speaking countries, refers to the natural process of the change in hair colour as you age. It is progressive, permanent and not naturally reversible. When it happens early, say before you turn 30, the condition is termed as premature greying or canities.
The complete list of reasons for this condition is perhaps not fully deciphered as yet, but we do know the factors that largely cause this concern. The condition has multiple factors associated with it, such as genetic predisposition, nutritional levels, lifestyle & habits such as smoking and even environmental factors.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Does It Mean?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a pseudo-illness characterised by a preoccupation of an imagined bodily defect. Patients initially present concerns about their hair or skin. The psychopathology is the perception that a flaw or imperfection exists. The patient may be convinced that a part of their body or their hair is abnormal and imagine imperfections. Women are affected more commonly than men by body dysmorphic disorder. The age of onset is between 15 and 20 years.
What is Trichotillomania Treatment?
Trichotillomania is an impulse-control ailment characterized by a recurrent hair pulling disorder, further resulting in visible hair loss. Symptoms usually worsen when an individual is under stress and therefore indulges in hair pulling. Some individuals, in general, have a hair pulling habit, they can be seen pulling or twisting their hair when they are bored or inactive or are engrossed in some activity such as studying, watching T.V., sometimes while bathing or in the toilet etc.
Meaning of Hirtsutism
Hirtsutism can be defined as a condition in which a female suffers from unwanted, male-pattern like hair growth. It is a condition of excessive hair growth in females. In addition, Hirtsutism involves dark, excessive hair growth in unwanted areas of the body like - face, chest and back.