Women hair loss – possible causes
As normally we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day, hair loss may also be a sign of a more serious medical condition that requires specific treatment
Not only the condition of your hair affects your looks, but it is also a valuable indicator of health state. A visit to your dermatologist can shed light upon what’s causing excessive hair falling. The explanation for your hair loss can be found among one of the following conditions:
Hair loss due to hereditary reasons
Androgenetic alopecia is the most common hair loss cause. Inherited genes can cause starting of the condition very early in life, around the mid 20s. To slow down this process, avoid overheating, hair dye and excessive use of hair styling products.
An under-active thyroid can cause delays in the growth of your hair, skin and nails. They also become brittle and dull. This condition is more frequent among women over 50 years of age. Your endocrinologist can prescribe specific medication to balance hormones and reverse the process.
Fatigue, weakness, pale skin, headaches, confusion, cold hands and feet, hair loss – all are signs of anemia. To counteract these symptoms, make sure you eat iron-rich foods combined with vitamin C rich foods, to facilitate iron absorption. Supplements are also an option.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
The condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance that can result in infertility, hair loss, abnormal body hair distribution. In this case, only your doctor can decide what is the adequate treatment to restore the body’s normal hormonal levels and fight consecutive reactions.
Triggered by stress or illness this autoimmune disorders attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. Doctor-prescribed corticosteroids and stress management can reduce symptoms.
Inflammation, sebum, dandruff, psoriasis and fungus might make it difficult for the hair to grow. Topical or internal medication that targets each of the conditions mentioned usually solves the problem and stops hair loss after a few months of use.
Excessive use of styling products
The combination between heat, hair products’ chemicals and hair coloring can lead to external damage of the hair bulb and cause fallout. Avoid overheating your hair, chemical hair dye and excessive use of styling products.