Approximately 70% of people in Spain suffer from hair loss and it is one of the main concerns of men and women in Spain, since it affects not only their image, but also their self-esteem and confidence.
Alopecia, which is what the pathology that causes hair loss is called, is not visible to the human eye until the patient has lost 50% of the hair and that is why it is important to have a tool that allows detecting this problem before it becomes apparent.
Formerly, there was no test that allowed the early detection of alopecia and patients learned that they suffered from the pathology when it was already very evident, however, today, thanks to technological advances, there is a genetic test to determine the predisposition to baldness; the Tricho Test.
Alopecia in Spain
Hair loss is a slow and progressive but irreversible process if an accurate diagnosis is not made to implement an adequate and personalized treatment for each patient. Although it is a pathology that mainly affects men, 30% of women over 40 in Spain also suffer from it and only half undergo any treatment.
Although there are several factors that can cause hair loss, we find especially family history, stress or thyroid problems.
Who should undergo this test?
This revolutionary test allows a genetic study of patients’ hair so that specialists can detect future alopecia and what type it will be. Due to this, the patients for whom this test is recommended are:
- Patients with a family history with cases of alopecia.
- Those who have tried other diagnostic tests or other treatments against alopecia.
- Those seeking a tailored treatment for the specific type of alopecia they suffer from.
A positive result in this test indicates that the patient has the genetic variation that predisposes to baldness and also the test allows to know if it is a high or low predisposition
Advantages of the test
The Tricho Test is a painless, non-invasive test for patients with an effectiveness of 99%. To perform it, specialists take only a sample of the patient’s saliva and analyze it to determine the predisposition to alopecia.
Furthermore, this genetic analysis is useful for, after an exhaustive study of each case, offering suitable solutions for each patient, thus increasing the success rate of treatments to combat root alopecia.
Finally, another of its advantages is the speed with which the results are delivered. Once the sample has been withdrawn from patients, the report is received within 2-3 weeks, and treatment with alopecia prevention can begin long before it shows obvious signs.
What is being tested?
At THIS we work with Eurofins Megalab Canarias to offer all our patients the most complete genetic test for the detection of alopecia as it analyzes 13 genes related to this pathology and offers a report with personalized solutions to stop patients’ hair loss.
Among the aspects that this test analyzes we find:
- Metabolism of prostaglandins and the enzyme sulfotransferase
- Response to anti-androgenic and anti-inflammatory treatments.
- Vasodilation and circulation.
- Collagen synthesis
Early detection of alopecia in Tenerife
If you are in Tenerife and have a family history with alopecia, it is important that you go to a specialized analysis center to take this test. At THIS we work with the best medical and scientific centers to offer the highest quality medical services to help our patients in the diagnosis and treatment of all their pathologies.
To do the Tricho Test that includes the early diagnosis of alopecia and advice on the best treatment for your particular case, we recommend that you go to the nearest Eurofins Megalab Canarias center. They are the largest private laboratory for clinical analysis and pathology in the whole of the Canary Islands, offering a wide range of tests. Contact them by email email@example.com or by phone 922 533 680 / 928 232 947.