6 Causes of Women’s Hair Loss

Hair Loss and Solutions for Her

Female hair loss affects an estimated 20-million women and is caused by a range of factors from genetics to hormones, illness to daily stress. Besides the physical symptoms, hair loss can wreak psychological impacts, but is often-times preventable and treatable.

Are you affected by unwanted hair loss? Here’s what you should know:

Genetic Predisposition
Genetics can play a big role in hair loss; if your mother or father, you are at an increased risk of losing your hair. If both parents experienced the condition, the odds increase significantly. While you can’t do much to change heredity, you can discuss hairline surgery options with a specialist.

Underlying Illnesses
Sometimes underlying illnesses, like lupus, can cause hair loss in women. Your rheumatologist can rule it out with a simple test that will determine if you are afflicted. Often hair loss in lupus patients is treated with steroids and topical creams.

Acute Anemia
Acute cases of anemia deficiency can also result in hair loss among women. Some signs of anemia include weakness, fatigue, pale complexion, and hair loss. The solution is to eat a diet containing iron-rich foods, like fish and leafy greens. Also, have your blood tested when visiting your primary care provider.

Your Thyroid
Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid is producing too much hormone, which can cause hair loss. A Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone test (TSH) can determine if this is an issue, and prescribe medication to counter your overactive thyroid, which will also combat hair loss.

Hair Care
Could your styling and hair products be causing hair loss? Know that excessive heat and chemicals can take a toll on your hair over time, resulting in hair loss particularly noticeable when brushing or shampooing. Also, the condition of your scalp could be the culprit behind hair loss; conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and ringworm, can result in bald patches and all-over hair loss.

Daily Stress
If you endure a lot of stress on a daily-basis, you could also experience hair loss. Discuss approaches for addressing your emotional well-being, and it likely slow and cease the problem.

Consult with a San Francisco Hair Restoration Doctor to Learn More

Of the millions of Americans struggling with hair loss, 40% are women. If you are concerned about hair loss, consult with a San Francisco hair transplant doctor to look more-closely at possible causes and potential solutions for hair loss in women. Talk to Dr. Diep at MHTA Clinic for more information about to your options.

Watch this video to learn more about women’s hair loss treatment and FUE and FUT hair trasnpalnt surgery at MHTA Clinic.