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What Causes Hair Loss, Causes of Hair Loss in Females

Hair loss in women is becoming relatively common with about 30% experiencing at least some degree of thinning in their lifetime. There is a misconception all over the world that the loss of hairs in women is rare, but let me tell you that one of the main reasons in women to disagree with this statement is diffuse (less hair all over), rather than showing the characteristic “patterned alopecia as compared to men, and a strong fact that the frontal hairline in women is often maintained, women tends to lose more hair as compared to men.

Hormonal Changes. Hair loss is often attributed to a by-product of the hormone testosterone called as DHT. Men and women have both testosterone and estrogen although men have more testosterone and women have more estrogen. In women, the controlling hormone is the estrogen. If it happens that she experiences estrogen imbalance, testosterone levels may also be uncontrolled. Thus promoting DHT imbalance, and therefore can cause women to lose hair more. Women who have just given birth may experience temporary hair loss. When her hormone levels approach normal values, hair growth will soon resume.

Certain prescription medications have the unfortunate side effect of causing the scalp hair to fall out. The most common culprits are chemotherapy and steroids. Chemotherapy patients generally begin to lose their hair within the first three weeks of treatment; fortunately, this condition is reversible, and new hair should begin to grow when the drug therapy is complete.

Medication Hair loss can be contributed to some medications that are being taken such as: blood thinners, antidepressants, medicines used in chemotherapy and gout. Usually this cause of hair loss is temporary and hair begins to grow back once medication is no longer taken.

What causes women to lose their hair? Lets face it. Excessive hair strands loss is a problem that many of us are experiencing nowadays. In fact, studies have shown that more than 60% of the men and women in American faces the prospect of receding hairline when they ages. But what is it that cause hair to fall from their head? Is there anything you do to stop further hair loss?

The hair loss due to telogen effluvian is due to the disturbance of growth cycles of hair. The hair growth passes through two stages the growth phase and the resting phase. The telogen elluvian arises due to the prolongation of the resting phase. Due to extreme stress or prolonged illness, a large number of hairs may remain in the resting phase. When new hairs start growing they push out the old hair and one witnesses a falling of hair. However, new hairs grow back in three or four months time and again there will be a thickening of hair. So this is not a permanent disorder and almost everyone witnesses this phenomenon some time or the other in his or her lifetime.

Certain fungal infections can cause hair loss. Generally, children may have hair loss problems caused by a fungal infection of the scalp. This type of fungal infection can be easily treated with antifungal medicines.

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