Causes of Hair Loss in Women

We should never underestimate how important our hair is as we know how often we judge someone by the hairstyle they have when we meet. Additionally, consider how much time is spent ensuring our hair looks ok before we go out in public. The problem with hair loss it affects both sexes and reduces the self confidence of the majority of sufferers.

What causes of hair loss in women?

Generally female pattern baldness or hair loss is genetic. If it runs in your family then you are at an increased risk for hair loss. Additionally, hair follicles on certain areas of a woman’s head are more likely to be affected by hormonal changes as they get older.

Treatment for pattern baldness women is by the use of the sex development hormone we all produce called DHT which is at least a step in the right direction. Some shampoos and topical medications stimulates the scalp and helps to reverse the hair loss and then pills like Propecia (men only) or Biostim (for both men and women) help control the hormone DHT that affects the hair follicles. Another treatment used to control pattern baldness is transplanting hair follicles from areas of the scalp which are not affected by increased amounts of DHT.

Both men and women can suffer with pattern-baldness which is caused by a hormone common to both sexes referred to as DHT; this hormone is just one responsible for the sexual development of humans but fortunately it is possible to treat this. To help reduce the amount of DHT in the hair follicles, products like Propecia or Biostim are available or you can also use a shampoo ormedication like Minoxidil (Rogaine) or Vitasim to help increase the growth of hair. Another treatment used to control pattern baldness is transplanting hair follicles from areas of the scalp which are not affected by increased amounts of DHT.

Our hair actually stops growing for a couple of months or so during a 2 to 6 year cycle and around one tenth of our hair is in this state at any one time. While in the growing phase, hair will gain approximately 1 centimeter a month. It is normal to experience hair loss every day as part of this resting and growing cycle. Some women experience excessive hair loss from a variety of other causes.

Many reasons for hair loss are circulated like wearing a hat, stress, sweat or even poor circulation but these are all untrue. With the exception of stress, none of these factors has been proven as a definitive cause of hair loss but stress is also not very likely unless you have undergone extreme physical or psychological torture. Fortunately this hair loss is can also be temporary in nature.

Some other reasons for hair loss are illness, medical treatment, depression medication, infections of the scalp, even too much vitamin A. This is a huge problem that will take some time to cure fully. Meanwhile existing remedies will need to be used more thoroughly if hair loss is to be controlled.

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