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Hair today, gone tomorrow – Are you scared of Hair Loss?

It is normal to be worried about hair loss, but it could be your very own fear of baldness that is causing hair loss.

“I was never able to get an attractive girl and I believe it is due to me not being hot enough. Also, I started realizing that my hair is receding. This is bad because a huge forehead is unattractive and will be a turnoff for many females despite improving on other features. So basically I'm fighting hard as hell battle with my own fears, obsessing about looks, aging and generally living in depression due to hair loss.” – This is Shivam’s story, a 26-year-old IT professional working in Bangalore.

Do you suffer from this or something similar to this?

Do you fear combing your hair, looking in a mirror or hate visiting your hairdresser or barber? This is very common, right! We all have our own fears, and facing them is never easy.

Fear is a powerful emotion: sometimes the most powerful of all others. In fact, fear is the strongest motivation for many of our activities. But what happens when the fear goes to extremes and becomes an irrational phobia?

It is normal to be worried about hair loss, but it could be your very own fear of baldness that is causing hair loss. Did you ever think of this?

May be you're losing hair because of a phobia.

We’re one of the interesting species on the planet Earth. Each one of us is weird in one's own way. We all have our idiosyncrasies, which lead to some unreasonable fears and behaviors at times.

Men are more scared of becoming bald, the numbers being as high as 7 out of every 10 men. However, being scared is one thing, to have a phobia is another!

Phobia of becoming bald is one such fear. The technical word for this is phalacrophobia. Phalacrosis means complete hair loss or baldness in Greek. Similar to this peladophobia, it is a general fear of becoming bald and more importantly, fear of bald people.

My hair keeps falling, I am scared I may go bald; does it mean I am phalacrophobic?

No. Hair loss is a regular problem, in both males and in females, alike. Excessive hair loss may instill a fear of going bald in the person. It is perfectly normal and common to many.

So, how do we know if the hair loss fear is normal or has it blown up irrationally to become a phobia?

It is simple. There has to be a rational explanation to this fear. Mostly people may have read or heard that losing around 100 hair strands a day is considered normal. This does not mean you sit and count the numbers on your hairbrush every day. In fact, doing that might indicate you are developing a phobia.

If you have noticed a drastic change in your hair loss pattern, i.e. if it has become much more than what it used to be without any identifiable cause, then your fears may be valid. (Know possible reasons for hair loss in men and women: http://www.drbatras.com/hair-loss/causes)

If you're noticing thinning of hair and bald patches, then your fear is rational.

The next time you go for a haircut or a hair spa, and the hairdresser exclaims how much hair you have lost, then it is absolutely normal to be worried.

But, when the hair loss is ordinary, nothing is abnormal and you still continue to live in the fear of becoming bald, then there is a problem.

And, if the fear is strong enough to give you recurrent nightmares, giddiness, anxiety attacks, make you run away in social situations, then you are phobic!

Act! Or you may lose hair due to the fear itself!

Fear creates stress, stress leads to hair loss condition. Hair loss will further worsen your fear and the cycle shall continue. One day, you may actually begin to go bald. You don't want that, right?

So, seek help. Talk! Approach a help group, find a trichologist and start treatment. Hair loss is not the force behind your fear; the force is either genetic or your sedentary lifestyle that have affected you beyond the normal. Or, it could simply be nervous energies. Some of us are generally prone to being more neurotic than others. Don't let the fear consume you.

Several good hair fall treatments are being employed in cases of phobia and they have been successful for many. There is no need to live in the fear any longer, just reach out.

You can also know your hair condition, just click on this and follow the steps - Hair Loss Evaluation Test. The hair loss evaluation test will access the current state of your problem and tell you about your scope of improvement with Homeopathy treatment for hair loss.

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