Female Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss Causes & Treatments

Female Hair Loss

Texas Guide to female hair loss: prevention, treatment & solutions

Dallas’s female hair loss specialist guides to women’s hair fall and baldness causes. Many women experience some degree of hair loss thinning hair in their lifetime. Female losing hair is mostly due to genetic pattern baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, or heredity hair loss. Other reasons evolve medical conditions or hair grooming practices. More than 30 million women in the United States suffer hair loss, thinning hair, or baldness in some form. One in five women suffers from female hair loss, Androgenetic Alopecia. Women’s hair loss makes up forty percent of total hair loss sufferers in America. According to medical research, around 40% percent of women suffer from some form of hair loss by the age of 50. The 1999 survey by AC Nielsen in Singapore showed that hair loss affects 23 percent of men and 21 percent of women.

Are you losing your hair?

There are about 100,000 strands of hair on your scalp, and it is reasonable to lose between 50 to 100 hair strands a day. If you start losing more than that, progress may lead to baldness or thinning hair problems. It is best to begin treating hair loss as soon as possible. Often the hair loss can be reversed with the proper treatments.” Female hair loss effect self-image and emotional pain on women with hair loss,” said Marvin Friedman, a hair restoration specialist at Nu Hair of Dallas, Texas. Nu Hair in Dallas-Fort Worth staff recognizes that hair loss may affect how you feel about yourself. It is a fact that female hair is a significant part of her aesthetic beauty. Women with hair loss suffer psychological & emotional conditions, such as depression and anxiety, affecting their self-confidence and quality of life.

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Causes

What may cause hair loss in women?

Some of the most common hair loss causes, other than Androgenetic Alopecia, female pattern baldness is stress-related hair loss. In most cases, hair loss in women is very gradual. The hair loss tends to show up as diffused hair all over. The frontal hairline in women often stays. It is extremely uncommon for women to develop a completely bald area.​

Telogen effluvium is the second most common type of hair loss. Telogen effluvium includes changes in hormone levels, such as with childbirth and menopause. 

Drugs

Prescription drugs, chemo & radiation therapies

Additionally, prescription drugs, chemo and radiation therapies, and diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis, can cause hair loss. Temporary hair loss may start with medication side effects, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression, oral contraceptives as artificial Estrogens, Naproxen Sodium (Nuprin), and others. Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss. Illness may lead to thinning hair. Examples include thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, ringworm, syphilis, and even high fever.

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Health issues

Health issues may cause women to lose hair

  • Pregnancy and the months after labor, post-partum. It is normal to see excessive hair loss within two to three months after post-childbirth. In most cases, the hair will grow back after several months.
  • Women’s hormonal imbalance, through menopause.
  • At any stage when estrogen levels decrease, and testosterone increases. 
  • Level change occurs when starting or stopping oral contraceptives or birth control pills.
  • Autoimmune disease, Alopecia Areata, causes hair to fall out in clumps and causes bald spots. Also, the hair falls out in round patches about the size of a coin. The immune system attacks a person’s hair follicles, causing hair falling out. It can progress to total scalp hair loss or complete body hair loss, called alopecia universals disease. Medical diagnosis will determine this autoimmune disease. 
  • Hormone glands over or underactive may cause hair loss, such as thyroid disease. Severe illness and illness, such as Lupus, or fungal infections of the scalp such as eczema cause hair fall. By product of a condition such as diabetes, glen tumors, or autoimmune disease also may cause hair loss.
  • Trichotillomania is anxiety habits, such as hair-pulling or scalp rubbing, damaging the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Trichotillomania affects 2 percent of the population.
  • Severe weight loss due to crash dieting, bulimia, protein deficiency, essential fatty acid or zinc deficiency, low levels of iron, and the amino acid L-lysine may affect hair loss.

How you groom your hair may be the cause

Scarring alopecia occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring. The condition occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair. Inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring occurs. The use of hairstyles that pulls the hair, such as tight pigtails and rollers, can cause hair loss. Chemical hair treatments such as perms and hair straightening may cause hair loss due to hair root damage. 

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Skin disease

Ringworm of the scalp is a fungal infection affecting the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Ringworm is contagious and is most common in children. Prescribed treatments of lotions or oral drugs may help hair regrowth. Furthermore, skin cancer can directly destroy hair follicles. Also, burns permanently damage the exposed skin deeply, causing baldness.

Physiological effects of hair loss

Stress can increase the speed of the hair loss process of individuals who have genetically inherited the trait. Severe stress, such as the loss of a loved one, critical illness or major surgery, may lead to hair loss.

The psychological effects of hair loss vary widely. Some people barely pay attention to their thinning hair and others being affected so severely that even a small amount of hair loss can limit their ability to feel comfortable in social situations and work. Many women are emotionally affected, even when thinning is in its very early stage. For men, it is “OK to be bald. However, any hair loss in women is socially unacceptable.

*School-age children who suffer from significant hair loss with bald spots and hair breaking off should seek physician care immediately.

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Female hair loss treatment options Dallas, TX

See your medical care provider as soon as possible, when you are losing hair in large amounts after brushing, after a bath, on the bedding, or when your hair can be pulled out by the roots very quickly. Get diagnoses of an underlying medical condition that may cause losing your hair. Go easy with your hair and use gentle hair styling techniques. Do you have Vitamin, protein, or iron deficiency? Eating healthy with sufficient vitamins helps your hair grow healthy. And, look for women’s hairstyles for thin hair.

Most women do not understand the urgency to get treatment early and increase the chances to regrow their hair back with early treatments.

Which hair loss treatment is right for you?

The best way to get all your hair loss questions answered is to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation evaluation with Nu Hair of Dallas Fort Worth Texas or Transitions professional near you. In your private consultation, we will discuss your treatment results expected, and your exact cost.

“Ready to make a life change? We’re here to help you along your path to a beautiful, healthy head of hair. Our experts take great pride in helping achieve your hair restoration goal.” Marvin Friedman

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