Causes of Hair Loss in Women

by Mark Hall

One of the first things we look at on a person we meet whether we know them or not, is their hair. Women affected by hair loss become aware of how important hair is in their social lives. Additionally hair loss provokes not only feelings of cosmetic concern, but also a loss of self-esteem and can even lead to identity problems. This article will examine the most common causes of hair loss in women.

Generally male or female pattern baldness or hair loss is inherited. If your mom had problems with hair loss you are more likely to have it too. This may be a simplistic answer, but it is statistically proven in research studies.

It is hormone balance that is the key with hair loss as both the male (androgens) and female (estrogen) hormones need to be at the correct levels. The cure for this condition is likely to be some way off as it is a genetic trait and will require a great deal more research.

At any point in a person’s life about 10 percent of the hair on their head is resting (not growing). After a few months, the resting hair falls out and new hair begins to grow in its place. This growing phase can last anywhere from 2 to 6 years. While it may seem frightening at first, this hair loss is quite normal. Hair normally grows at a rate of approximately one centimeter every month but some women lose hair for other reasons.

At any point in a person’s life about 10 percent of the hair on their head is resting (not growing). After a few months, the resting hair falls out and new hair begins to grow in its place. This growing phase can last anywhere from 2 to 6 years. While it may seem frightening at first, this hair loss is quite normal. Hair normally grows at a rate of approximately one centimeter every month but some women lose hair for other reasons.

The cause of hair loss in women is multi-variable but many people falsely believe that hair loss is caused by things like bad circulation, stress, sweat and dirt on the scalp, or even from wearing hats. The only exception in this list is cases of life threatening stress which some people find it hard to get over. However, in many incidences it is possible to rectify this hair loss situation.

Certain other situations can also cause women’s hair loss like medical treatment using chemotherapy, scalp infections, depression pills, hormone tablets and even diabetics can suffer with the problem. The good news is you will often times regrow your hair once these treatments are discontinued.

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