Why does hair loss after chemotherapy?
Many drugs can damage hair, suppressants, chemotherapy drugs, arsenic and other drugs can cause hair loss.
Chemotherapy drugs can prevent the proliferation, infiltration, and metastasis of cancer cells at different stages of cancer cell growth, but the current chemotherapy drugs are not ideal.
While chemotherapeutic drugs kill cancer cells, any cells that grow faster and faster than cancer cells are rapidly damaged by chemotherapy drugs. This is the case with scalp cells, and about 90% of hair will fall off. It will grow when chemotherapy stops.
After the hair follicle cells that dominate the hair growth are damaged, the scalp, face, limbs, underarms and genitals, etc., cause the hair of different parts to fall off to different extents.
According to the World Health Organization’s anti-cancer drug acute and subacute toxicity grading standards, chemotherapy-induced hair loss can be divided into five grades.
0 degrees (no abnormality)
Once (mild hair loss)
Second degree (severe, plaque alopecia)
Third degree (complete hair loss, renewable)
Four degrees (complete hair loss, non-renewable)
How long does chemotherapy take off hair?
In chemotherapy, the more serious the U-turn will not start from the beginning, the hair may become thinner and then fall off, or it may be a large piece of hair falling off, and the remaining hair is also dull and dry, usually at the beginning of chemotherapy. About 2 weeks, then the more you fall off within two months.
How long does it take for chemotherapy to lose hair?
Hair loss is a temporary phenomenon, don’t worry. This hair loss is reversible, just like a beard, it will grow out when it is scraped. After the end of chemotherapy, the hair follicles damaged after the drug was stopped gradually returned to normal, and gradually grew out in 1-2 months. After half a year or a year, the hair returned to its original state.
Prevention of chemotherapy hair loss
Psychological care health education
Emotion is one of the important causes of hair loss. For patients, the fear of illness, the anxiety of surgery, and the loss of future life. Causes depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, endocrine disorders. The contraction of the scalp hair follicle causes hair loss.
Knowledge of the disease, communication with doctors, and more knowledge about breast cancer. Breast cancer is currently a disease with a very high survival rate among all malignant tumors. More patients with tumors survive for 20 years, 30 years, and breast cancer will become a chronic disease in the future, like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
Daily care of the head
Massage the scalp; often massage the scalp to improve the blood circulation of hair follicles and promote hair growth
Protect the scalp: After the scalp is exposed, it is easy to be stimulated and damaged. Try to protect the scalp with a hat and a scarf, and do not touch the cold and cold weather. Care for your hair, use a soft shampoo containing protein, and use a soft comb to avoid violent hair combing.
Wearing an ice cap
Wearing sick cats during chemotherapy, reducing chemotherapy on the scalp
Stimulation, however, there is a theory that chemotherapy with ice caps is not conducive to the effective distribution of chemotherapy drugs in the head, increasing the chance of brain metastasis.
Traditional Herbal medicine
Herbal medicine believes that “the hair is left in the blood”, with the medicated diet to supplement the nourishing blood, it has a certain effect.
American ginseng white fungus, yellow scorpion stewed duck, olive soup, fig stew, yam lotus root soup.
Advances in medical research on chemotherapy hair loss
At present, there are already chemotherapy drugs that do not produce hair loss, but they are expensive and cannot be taken care of by ordinary patients.
Chemotherapy varies from person to person and each individualizes the program you can contact our Best Hair Transplant Surgeon In Pakistan, so all patients are suitable for the application.
Breast cancer must not be the cause of the disease, but the result of the disease. The real reason is that the gene mutation of the human body’s own cells, rather than the removal of cancerous tumor tissue, can solve the problem. After the operation, the chemotherapy drug can make up for the etiological problem that cannot be solved by the operation.