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.
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 […]