Diagnostic tests that Trichologist perform

Trichologists Trichologist will check the condition of your scalp, your hair physically and ask you questions pertaining to your lifestyle. This is necessary so your scalp can be evaluated properly and the correct treatment can be applied. A check is necessary no matter the symptoms or worries you have. In this article, we’ll examine some tests and questions a trichologist will conduct. Here are some things that your trichologist will ask you: Medical History Your trichologist will ask you for your medical history. Your medical history is needed because a prior condition might be part of the factors responsible for your scalp condition or hair loss. Other factors like genetics and family history could also have a part to play. With a comprehensive medical history, your trichologist will be able to treat your hair loss and scalp issues better. Diet The food you eat affects your hair condition and hair growth. If you don’t eat a balanced diet, you will have stunted hair growth and scalp conditions. You need zinc, vitamins, folic acid and iron for proper hair growth. The internal organs of the body get nutrients first before your hair, so your daily diet needs to have a lot of nutrients for your hair to get any. Stress Stress is one of the major causes of dramatic hair loss or alopecia. If you experience any major life change or event, telling your trichologist about this will help them determine the cause of your hair loss better. Lifestyle There are various aspects of your lifestyle that affects your hair. They include your smoking patterns, your alcohol consumption, your sleep habits and your diet. Hair Care Routine A good hair care routine and proper hair treatment will do a lot for your hair. Your trichologist needs to know your hair care routine so you can be advised on better ways of treating your hair and products you can use for a nice, healthy hair. Blood Tests Your blood tells a lot about what goes on in your body. Blood tests can explain what is causing your hair loss and your scalp discomfort. The blood tests will look at your vitamins, thyroid, folic acid, minerals, white and red blood cells and your iron levels including your iron stores and ferritin.  Hormonal tests will be run by your trichologist. The blood tests will be performed on a regular basis throughout the treatment course to ensure that medications and other prescribed treatments are working fine. If you request a blood test from a GP, a GP won’t detect what your trichologist can detect. What seems okay to a GP will not look healthy to your trichologist who will be able to read the results of the blood test and detect the reasons for your hair loss. Examination of the scalp and hair A trichologist along with a assistant will take about 40-50 minutes to evaluate your scalp and hair properly.  This initial consultation will help your trichologist determine scalp conditions and hair irritations and also analyze what may cause your scalp issues and hair loss. By examining your hair, your trichologist can identify various conditions that are causing your hair loss. From my hair transplant experience Dr Bhatti was very thorough on this topic when I had my hair transplant with him...Raj Bains