Women’s Hair Loss is a Common Issue
Women’s Hair Loss is more common than you think. In fact, millions of women experience hair loss and it’s as common in women as it is in men. There are many causes of hair loss in women more so than in men and the reality is more than half of all women will experience some type of hair loss during their lifetime.
Hereditary Hair Loss – Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic Alopecia is one of the leading factors of hair loss in women and accounts for 80% of hair loss causes in women. This type of hair loss is often referred to as female pattern baldness. Genetics play a role in Androgenetic Alopecia and by the time menopause occurs 40% of women will experience some hair loss or thinning hair. The responsible gene can come from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family. All women have Androgen, Estrogen and Progesterone hormones in their blood. But if you have hereditary hair loss, the androgens will cause you to lose your hair.
In some cases, Androgenetic Alopecia can start in women who are in their twenties. Regardless of onset, female pattern baldness typically adheres to a different pattern then men. Often it starts behind the hairline and appears in a more diffuse pattern across the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness has a more organized pattern.
Telegen effluvium is a type of hair loss that is caused by stress or trauma to the body. Women will notice dramatic hair loss usually anywhere from 6 weeks up to 3 months after the stress has occurred. In some cases women will lose huge amounts of hair at once. Some of these stress triggers can include:
- Hormonal changes as a result of Pregnancy, Premenopause and Menopause
- Major surgery
- Extreme levels of stress
- Severe dieting or dramatic weight loss
- Side effects to certain medications
- Thyroid Condition – Hypothyroidism and Hypderthyroidsm
- Autoimmune diseases
- Alopecia areata
- Alopecia totalis
- Alopecia universalis
- Excessive Styling / Chemical Hair Treatments / Traction Alopecia
- Poor Nutrition / diet deficiencies / anemia
- Chemotherapy / Radiation
Regardless of the cause of your hair loss, Capilia Orlando can offer you a customized solution to address your hair loss issues.