Some people may face several scalp issues every year that can damage their scalp skin. They may start feeling upset or irritated due to different scalp issues. Sometimes scalp problem can convert into the worst situation if you do not take special care about it. Taking every issue equally and easy can become a cause of any severe scalp condition. As a doctor, I recommend you that you should take scalp conditions seriously if it is going worst and must concern with your doctor. Here I’m going to tell you another scalp condition that people are facing now a day which is known as “scalp calcification”. It is another contributing factor beneath your scalp skin.
It is not just the excess of fibrosis and collagen that will reduce the flow of oxygen and blood to your hair. The blood vessels that support the follicles can also become calcified in the balding areas on your head. According to the research of an American Doctor, “Frederick Hoelzel” Baldness can appear in the people in whom the skull bones calcification is not only knit the cranial sutures but also narrowed or close to the different small foramina due to which the blood vessels will pass prominently with a luxuriant hair’s crop in a person.
What is Scalp Calcification?
People may already know that some substances can build up on your scalp and become a cause of damage. They may include hair products, DHT, oil and dead skin as well. Calcium is one of them which can also build on your scalp and become a cause of bad scalp condition. This condition is known as scalp calcification.
The buildup of any substance on the scalp is not good for a healthy scalp; it doesn’t matter that how it will be beneficial for you in small doses because it can become a cause of hair follicles blockage that can damage your scalp skin as well as your hairs. It will negatively impact on the growth of your hairs.
According to some researches, most of the older adults face this problem which is a normal process which is a part of normal aging, but it will turn out the relationship between the calcification and aging which do not exist. Calcification will not increase with age; it can appear in young, adults and older people.
It is also important for you to notice that calcification is not a necessary cause by the calcium-rich diet that people may take.
If you feel such type of condition, then you need to take notice and concern with your doctor. Because if you will not concern with them and take treatment, then you may face any severe hair damage condition. I’ve seen that some people take it easy and then they start to lose their hairs that will make them depressed and upset. So instead of making this situation worst take serious notice on time. As a medical expert, In this article, I’m going to tell you everything about this issue that will help you a lot to know more about it and protect yourself from this scalp condition.
Causes of Scalp Calcification:
There are two main causes of the scalp calcification and both causes are:
- Hard Water.
- Calcium Deposit on the scalp.
According to the general term, hard water is the type of water that you will take from an underground source for your usage and majority of homes receive this type of water at their homes. It is not a necessary means that you all are going to expose to hard water at your own home.
There are different resources through which the water is collected and distributed in the different regions of your country. These processes use according to the available resources in your area. If you are facing a scalp calcification issue, it might be possible that your area has hard water or you might have soft water in your area. One of them you can get in your area or some regions you may get both types of water in your own home. But it depends on the resources that your region have.
When you will take a shower with hard water the water that will mix with your shampoo a reaction can occur between both of them. In result of this reaction, a substance will create which is known as “soap scum” that will cling to your skin, scalp as well as your hairs. It will build with the passage of time and become a cause of increasing calcium level on your scalp that will become a cause of scalp calcification.
Calcium Deposits On Scalp:
Another cause of Scalp calcification is the deposit of calcium on your scalp. Most of the people may wonder after knowing that the calcium will deposits on the scalp because they think that calcium can only be supposed to be in bodies instead of the scalp and they are not wrong.
Calcium is a great hardening mineral that will find in your teeth as well as in your bones that will make them strong and important to keep both of them healthy. It is an important part of your body that will keep your body structure maintain, active and healthy but the excess of calcium. Which is known as hypercalcemic can become a cause of the problem for your body. What it can deposit is a different part of your body such as your scalp that become a cause of scalp calcification and can harm your scalp.
A study made on the hypercalcemic rats according to which the rats subject to the skin’s mild injuries. After passing only three hours, the increasing level of the calcium can find within the injured skin’s follicles. The excessiveness of calcium in your bloodstream can worse when inflammation involves in it.
Inflammation is a response of natural body that will occur in result of irritation or any injury. Moreover, the inflammation of chronic level can lead to the calcium deposit’s collection which is known as inflamed tissues.
This lead to the inflamed tissues hardening that can become a cause of further inflammation and the cycle will continue until the flow of healthy blood on your scalp is constructed completely, resulting in the death of hair follicles as well as hair loss and then you may get relief from this problem. In case of any severe condition, you need to contact a medical expert. Who will diagnose the issue and its problem before any treatment.
Symptoms of Scalp Calcification:
Knowing about the symptoms of scalp calcification will help you a lot to know more about this situation and how to diagnose the issue. After knowing these symptoms, it will become useful for you to diagnose the issue by yourself. And then you can discuss it with your doctor and clear all of your questions around this issue. As a doctor, I’ve treated such patients with the scalp calcification, and most of the patients come with the following symptoms that are:
- The most common symptom that we found in patients is baldness in males and hair loss in females.
- Their scalp start to look tighter with thicker hairs and shiner looking skin
- Some people start to face a severe headache due to the blockage of hair follicles
- Dry flakes on the scalp
- Itchy scalp and dry scalp can also be a common symptom of calcium deposit on the scalp
- Hair will start to feel heavy and can tend to the clamp without any hurdle
- It will become difficult to style the hairs in an efficient way
- Greasy hairs
These symptoms can appear when you will face the scalp calcification issue. If it converts into the worst condition, you need to contact your doctor to get rid of it instead of leaving it to spread.
Prevention For Scalp Calcification:
The prevention of scalp calcification will reduce the chances of this scalp condition or prevent from spreading this issue. It is much easier to prevent yourself from calcification issue than reversing this condition. Due to this issue, you can also face scalp bumps, so it is important to take care of it.
- Intake of right diet can stop the calcification development. So you should take special care of your diet and stop taking a lot of calcium.
- Use soft water instead of using hard water that can become a cause of its building.
- Use an organic or medicated shampoo that will not become a cause of the reaction
Several treatments will help you to get efficiently rid of this problem. According to my research, these treatments are really helpful for the patients who are suffering from scalp calcification issue.
Vitamin is an essential part of your body that will help to make your body strong and healthy. Taking magnesium and vitamins such as vitamin D and vitamin K supplements will help the people who are suffering from scalp calcification. It will aid in the absorption of calcium and bone growth as well.
According to the Cedars-Sinai, the low magnesium level can become a result of calcium deposition in the soft tissues. Therefore the magnesium supplements will prevent the calcification’s formation. Vitamins are also a best option to stop the spots on the scalp.
Avoid Dairy Products:
Dairy products contain on a high level of calcium that can become a cause of calcium deposit on your scalp. So if you are facing a scalp calcification problem, then you should avoid taking dairy products which are rich in calcium. You need to consult with your physician about the amount of taking calcium on a daily basis that you need for your body. Try to avoid taking more than your requirements.
According to research most of the women in the US are consuming calcium less than 500MG per day in their daily diet. Less than the amount they recommended.
Eating green is healthy for your health and the best treatment for scalp calcification. You should eat more greens such as Kelp, Spinach, collard greens as well as other green color plants or vegetables that are rich in Vitamin K. It will also help to get rid of the flaky scalp.
Use Purifying Shampoo:
Purifying shampoo is another way of protecting yourself from scalp calcification you must need to choose good and standard brands for the shampoo that will help you to remove the debris from the scalp. Some of the purifying shampoo comes with the removal of scalp build up effectively. If you are feeling any hurdle while choosing a branded shampoo or if you are getting confused with that issue. Then you just need to concern with your doctor. They must recommend you some medicated or organic shampoo that will help you a lot to get rid of scalp calcification problem.
Home remedies will help you to stop spreading the scalp calcification on the other areas of your scalp. Here we are going to tell you about some useful and healthy home remedies that will help to prevent scalp calcification.
Lemmon Juice & Dish Washing Liquid:
Lemmon juice and dishwashing liquid is a great remedy that will prevent your scalp form calcification issue. Wash your hairs with the mixture of both things. Scrub your scalp with it and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes on your scalp. After that wash your hairs, it will help you to remove the buildup and oil form your scalp.
Apple Cider Vinegar & honey:
Apple cider vinegar and honey are other important ingredients for your scalp that help you to deal with different type of issues. Mix both these natural ingredients equally which is known as oxymel. Apply it on the scalp calcification with the help of cotton swab. You can also put a bandage on your scalp after applying the mixture. Apply it 2 or 3 times in a day to get quick results.
Baking soda is another best home remedy for the scalp calcification. Mix it with natural shampoo in the equal properties. Apply it on the strands of your hairs and leave it for five minutes after that wash your hairs. It is the best scalp mask for calcification