Efficacy and Safety of Omega 3 Fatty Acid in the Treatment of Telogen Effluvium in Middle Aged Women
Background: Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 FA) are constituents of the membranes of all cells in the body and are precursors of locally produced hormones, eicosanoids, which are important in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, especially in women. Telogen effluvium (TE) is one of the most common causes of diffuse non scarring hair loss. In its acute form, it generates a lot of anxiety in the patient, which can be significantly allayed with a confident diagnosis. Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the Efficacy and safety level of omega 3 fatty acid in the treatment of telogen effluvium in middle aged women. Methods: This is an observational study. This study was carried out on 120 female patients attended in the Department of Dermatology, Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital, Bogura, Bangladesh. The duration of the study period from January 2021 to December 2021. The period from Data was entered in MS Excel and Statistical analysis was done using SPSS-24. Results: A total of 120 patients, were evaluated prospectively. The baseline characteristics of women (Control) age, BMI, Telogen hair were 45.3±14.3, 19.8±2.5, 21.1±3.4. And (with supplement age, BMI, telogen hair were 47.6±10.2, 20.9±2.3, 20±4.1) Conclusion: Telogen effluvium, which commonly impacts women, begins suddenly with or without a recognizable initiating factor. It may be distinguished from traditional acute telogen effluvium by using its long fluctuating course.
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