5 Common Reasons For Female Hair Loss

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Unfortunately, hair loss is something which a lot of women experience in their lifetime. This is something which can understandably be extremely damaging to a person’s confidence. Nevertheless, the more you know about it, the better equipped you will be to find the right solution which is effective and makes you feel better. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover five of the most common reasons why women suffer from loss of hair…

Hereditary

Sometimes hair loss can simply occur because of your genes. You can inherit this from either side of your family; so your mother or father (or both) may carry this gene. There are lots of different ways in which this type of loss of hair occurs and, therefore, you may experience thinning, loss in a certain area, and so on and so forth.

Hypothyroidism

Aside from the loss of hair, something else which a lot of women tend to experience is a disease of the thyroid, which is also known as having hypothyroidism. In general terms, this means that you are not producing enough of the hormone. There are some cases whereby women can actually produce too much and so the opposite effect occurs. Nevertheless, when your body does not produce enough thyroid hormone you suffer because it slows down your body’s rate of using oxygen and energy to function and as a result, this then slows down how quickly your hair grows as well.

Lupus

Unfortunately, lupus is a disease which affects a lot of people. It tends to impact a lot of women because it is something which seems to occur during one’s childbearing years. So, what is lupus? In short, the disease is an autoimmune one and therefore the healthy cells in a person’s body are actually under attack from the body’s immune system. There are several side effects of this disease, and loss of hair is one of them.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is something which is stress related. Women notice large amounts of hair shredding and this can occur up to three months after an event which has caused a lot of stress. Therefore, it is unsurprising that Telogen effluvium is related to pregnancy and extreme weight loss as well, as these can cause a lot of distress also. Aside from the emotional causes of this type of hair loss, it is also something which can arise as a side effect of medication as well. So, in such a scenario, which hair loss treatments actually work? A lot of doctors will recommend medication to combat it. However, each case is different.

Alopecia Areata

And finally, similarly to lupus – alopecia areata is also an autoimmune related problem. In this instance, however, the immune system actually attacks the hair follicles. The reason why it does this is actually unknown. There have been assumptions that it is linked to stress, but there have been no solid findings as of yet. This is something which is not more prone in women, there seems to be an equal standing between men and women when it comes to this type of hair loss.

If you are experiencing any type of loss of hair then you should see a doctor or a consultant in order to ensure that you benefit from the proper diagnosis and treatment which is applicable to you.

 

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