Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is frequently considered a male problem, but it does occur in women as well. When hair loss occurs in women, it often has different causes than hair loss in men. Here are some of the most common reasons for female hair loss, along with the most frequent treatments used to mitigate the issue.

Genetic Predispositions

Like men, women can be genetically predisposed towards the loss of their hair. Women can determine if this is a possibility by looking at the women in their family; if hair loss occurs frequently in other family members, it is likely to be genetic. Genetic hair loss usually doesn’t have any direct medical treatment. Instead surgical treatments may be required. Patients can also be genetically predisposed to issues that can cause hair loss, such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

Environments and Medications

Environmental issues and certain medications can cause hair loss. In this situation, discontinuing medications and removing the environmental concerns will usually reverse the hair loss. The easiest way to determine this is to narrow down any new medications and environmental changes. One of the most common medical problems leading to hair loss is the process of chemotherapy. In this situation, hair growth usually resumes after discontinuing chemotherapy, though the hair texture may change.

Diseases and Hormonal Issues

Diseases and certain hormonal issues such as PCOS can potentially lead to hair loss. In general, hormonal issues that raise testosterone and lower estrogen can lead to a loss of hair and other related problems. When this occurs, hormones may need to be balanced in order to reverse the hair loss. In this situation, the loss of hair is usually only one of the symptoms being presented.

Menopause and Aging

Many believe that menopause may cause hormonal and chemical changes that lead to hair loss in women. However, others believe that menopause simply correlates with hair loss for other reasons. Hair loss may be associated with the process of aging in both men and women.

When women do experience hair loss, they have many options today. In addition to treating underlying causes, they can also consider surgical options such as hair transplants or Platelet Rich Plasma treatments in Torrance. This can often be the best and most direct solution for widespread hair loss.

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By |September 1st, 2016|
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