Female Hair Loss

Hair Loss in Women Causes & Women’s Hair Thinning or Baldness Treatment Solutions

USA guide to female hair loss: prevention, treatment & solutions

About a third of American women suffer some degree of female hair loss during their lifetime. And more than half of women suffer hair loss after menopause. The numbers are staggering. More than 30 million women in the United States suffer hair loss(alopecia), 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 hair loss by age 50.

What causes women to lose hair show thinning hair or baldness? Female losing hair is primarily due to genetic pattern baldness. It is also called androgenic alopecia, or heredity hair loss. Other reasons evolve medical & health conditions or even hair grooming practices.

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 proper treatments early can reverse hair loss.”

Treating female hair loss can be medical hair restoration or nonmedical hair loss solutions. Hair loss treatments for women include:

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. Hair loss affects their self-confidence and quality of life. So what causes women to lose their hair?

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What cause female hair loss

The number one cause of hair loss in women is female pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia. Changes in the hormones called androgens that regulate hair growth. Hence is the name for pattern baldness. Increased androgen activity is likely the cause of losing hair as we age. And it’s genetically determined. The hair follicle shrinks and produces a shorter, thinner hair shaft. Indeed, it makes thinner, weaker hair. Second most common cause to women’s hair loss is pattern baldness. 

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Secondly, the most common hair loss cause, other than Androgenetic Alopecia, is stress-related hair loss. Thirdly common type of hair loss in women is a medical condition called telogen effluvium. Changes in hormone levels, such as with childbirth and menopauseTelogen cause effluvium.

In most cases, hair loss in women is very gradual. It starts thinning at the part line. The hair loss tends to follow and show up as diffused hair at the top of the head. Then hair loss progress to the sides and back. It is highly uncommon for women to develop a completely bald area.

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Prescription drugs, chemo & radiation therapies

Additional hair loss causes include various medications. Certainly, these include 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), etc. 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.

A medical clinician should examine if any hair loss is related to drugs taken. And your American licensed dermatologist should examine the scalp and review the medical history. 



Health issues

Health issues may cause women to lose hair

  • Female hair loss during 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 to fall 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 due to an anxiety habit, such as hair-pulling or scalp rubbing. This habits damage the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Trichotillomania affects 2 percent of the population.
  • Severe weight loss due to crash dieting, bulimia cause female hair loss. It results in protein deficiency, essential fatty acid or zinc deficiency, or low iron levels. And the amino acid L-lysine may affect hair loss.
  • Causes of women losing hair may relate to the overproduction of androgen. It can also result from a tumor on the ovarian or adrenal glands. To clarify, it’s important to measure androgen levels in women by your state board-certified medical doctor.

How you groom your hair may be the cause

Continous bad grooming cause hair fall and eventual baldness in many women. Scarring alopecia occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles, and subsequent scarring. This condition occurs due to continued 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

In addition, stress can increase the speed of the hair loss process of individuals who have genetically inherited the trait. Severe stress, such as losing 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. Others are affected so severely that even a tiny amount of hair loss can limit their ability to feel comfortable in social situations and work. Many women are emotionally involved, 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.



Female hair loss treatment options USA

See your medical care provider as soon as possible when you are losing hair in large amounts. Excessive hair loss can be showing 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 hairstyling 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 their chances of regrowing their hair back with early treatments. Be advised that hair transplant surgery is not advisable while you are in the process of excessive hair loss.

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 the USA & worldwide Transitions hair restoration professional near you. In your private consultation, we will discuss your expected treatment results 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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