Women Hair Loss Causes
What causes hair loss or thinning hair in women? Causes of female hair loss may vary from those affect men:
Hormone Changes cause women loss hair temporary and Hormonal Imbalance causes women pattern hair loss permanently. The Telogen Effluvium caused by stress becomes a growing problem to women. Other causes like unhealthy lifestyle, diseases, side effects from medicine and therapy, nutritional deficiencies like iron deficiency trigger women hair loss as well. Harmful hair care treatments may also lead to women hair loss. The Heredity is always a cause results in hair loss. Hair loss in women typically does not result in complete baldness, as is often the case with men.
Hormone Changes cause women hair loss:
Pregnancy let women have high level of female hormones, and once the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, the normal cycle of growth and loss could starts again. Same as pregnant, delivery brings hormone change causes temporary hair loss in women. Please notice that medicine like Oral contraceptive agents can cause hormone change to develop women hair loss as well.
Hormonal imbalance cause women pattern hair loss:
Women have testosterone but very little and they have female hormones for counter-balance. When some women experience menopause, the protective female hormone level may drop or testosterone level may rise, The specific type of male hormone known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone) will gradually shrinks the sensitive hair follicles causing the affected follicles to stop producing healthy strands of hair, so women will suffer anogenetic alopecia just like men, but different pattern as the picture shown.
This kind of hair loss will be treated by blocking the formation of the active male hormone in the hair follicle. Because hair loss is gradual, the sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of results.
Telogen Effluvium caused by stress:
Just like men, Telogen Effluvium caused by stress become more often occurs to women. In response to a stressor, neurons with cell bodies in the paraventricular nuclei (PVN) of the hypothalamus secrete corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) into the hypophyseal portal system. It means the body creates chemicals to handle stress and make as much as 70 percent of your hair can prematurely enter the resting phase or called the telogen phase.
Unhealthy lifestyle may cause hair loss:
A busy stressful job, poor sleep hygiene, less quality recreational time, not enough exercises and improper eating habits such as unbalanced food intake and poor diet may lead to hair loss.
Diseases may lead to hair loss:
Hair loss due to side effects from medicine and therapy: Oral contraceptive agents, particularly those high in progestin, chemotherapy and radiation can eventually lead to women hair loss.
Hair loss due to Nutritional Deficiencies: Nutritional deficiencies can be the result of unbalanced diet or strictly diet: During the growth phase of hair, the body feeds hair follicle with nutrition and oxygen through blood flow to grow hair. Proper nutritional intake helps the production of a richer flow of blood.
Unbalanced diet intake may cause body lack of minerals, vitamins and proteins, this certain condition may lead to various systems in the body cannot function properly and eventually fail to promote healthy hair growth. The hair may turn dry and brittle and appears to grow slowly during the growth phase in the giving time resulted. Please check General Hair Growth Cycle find more information.
Harmful Hair Care Treatment may lead to hair loss:
Over-handling can be a common cause for women hair loss. The chemicals in common hair treatments (like coloring or perm solutions) can irritate not only fragile skin of the scalp but also damage hair follicles and lead to hair loss. Women wear pigtails or cornrows or use tight hair rollers to pull hair can cause traction alopecia. Hair treated by overheated hair dryers and hot irons will results in dry, brittle ends which are prone to splitting. Infrequent trims and lack of hydrating treatments can intensify this condition.
Short hair growing phase caused by Heredity:
Researchers have found there is a strong genetic link even the recessive gene can cause a Hereditary hair loss which characterized by a progressive miniaturization of hair follicles and it is gradual. As the growth phase shortens, the hair follicle doesn't have enough time to regrow healthy hair before it turns into resting phase.
This kind of hair loss will be treated by blocking the formation of the active male hormone in the hair follicle. Because hereditary hair loss is gradual, the sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of results.
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