Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00004866
Title: Hair fall due to air pollutants and increased atmospheric temperature
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Hair loss is a common problem in men and women. Correct diagnosis of hair disorders is complex and requires evaluation of clinical presentation, history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. The current study includes hair fall due to air pollutants and dust particles that clog in the hair and be the major common cause of hair fall. There are evidences that dandruff is also one of the major common cause of hair fall. The current study tells about people who live in the urban areas are more affected with hair fall than those who live in the rural areas. People who sweat a lot have also increased tendency of hair fall due to dust and minute dust particles that open up the clogs and causes hair fall. Methodology: The study was a cross-sectional study. The subjects were 100 individuals with 18–25 years of age in an urban area of Kancheepuram district. The mode of data collection was online. The individuals were oriented on the data of knowledge; attitude, motivation, and valid questionnaire were collected from the individuals. Results: Among 100 individuals, 93.2% have hair fall and 6.8% does not have hair fall. Moreover, among 93.2% who have hair fall, 48.9% have continuous hair fall and 18% have occasional hair fall and 30.8% vary seasonally. Moreover, the major cause for the hair fall is because they live in a highly polluted area that is 63.9% of them. Conclusion: The major cause of hair fall is air pollutants and dust particles that clog in the scalp and get sticks to it and causes hair fall.

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    Shathi Edward, S. Kokila, S. Gopalakrishnan*

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    Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Shathi Edward, S. Kokila, S. Gopalakrishnan*

    Title:Hair fall due to air pollutants and increased atmospheric temperature
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3030-3032)
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    Methodology: a cross-sectional study.
    Research Materials:100 individuals with 18–25 years

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Abnormalities Alopecia Hair fall Hair shaft

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