Why are Indian players losing hair?
The hair transplant program in India, which has been a cornerstone of the country’s sporting and cultural heritage, has seen a sharp decline in recent years.
Now, the number of transplants is in a decline, according to a new report from the International Hair Loss Research Foundation (IRLF).
The IRLF report, “Hair Loss in Men,” found that there were about 1,000 transplants performed in India in 2015, a drop of around 40 percent since 2013.
In 2015, there were almost 1,200 transplants, or about 10 percent of the total.
The report also noted that the number who received transplants fell from 2,973 in 2015 to 1,068 in 2016.
The number of men who had undergone hair transplant was also down, from 6,974 to 5,542.
The report did not specify how many of these men were men of Indian origin.IRL, which tracks the global trend in the worldwide incidence of hair loss, said that a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that the decline in hair transplant rates could be partly attributed to a lack of awareness about the procedure.
“The study found that the majority of Indian men who received hair transplants reported some form of hair disease, such as acne or hair loss,” said Amit Goyal, an IRL senior research associate.
“However, the majority did not know about the condition, which may have been the reason for a steep decline in the number.”
The number of transplant recipients was higher among men aged between 25 and 44 than among those aged between 45 and 64, the report found.
The percentage of men aged 65 and over who received a transplant was about 10 times higher than among men of the same age group.
The number and percentage of transplanted men aged 18 to 24 increased from 662 in 2015 and 542 in 2016 to 765 and 646 respectively in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The rate of transplant recipients aged 25 to 34 was also higher than for men of that age group in 2020.
The decline in transplant rates was most pronounced among the Indian youth.
There were 1,818 men aged under 25 who received transplant in 2016, compared to 3,543 in 2015.
However, only about 5 percent of transplantees aged under 35 received transplanted hair in 2016 compared to 7.6 percent in 2015.(AP Photo/Shahid Hussain)The report said the reason why the rate of transplantation among youth was lower in 2016 than in previous years was due to the country taking measures to ensure that people had hair transplanted to prevent hair loss.
The IRG also noted an increase in the rate and severity of skin infections among transplants recipients in 2016 and 2017.
According to the IRL report, there was a 15 percent increase in skin infections between 2015 and 2016, a 15.5 percent increase between 2016 and 2020, and a 15 to 25 percent increase from 2020 to 2021.
The prevalence of skin disorders among transplanted transplants participants was also high, with 1.7 percent of transplations participants reporting skin disorders, compared with 1 percent in the general population.