Why do women lose their hair?

What are the causes of female hair loss?

causes of female hair loss There are a number of reasons why women might be experiencing hair loss, but the good news is that correct diagnosis of the underlying cause can result in a reversal of hair thinning.

Genetics; this might be the result of a sensitivity to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that causes androgenetic alopecia. This can be inherited from either your mother or father’s side of the family.

Stress; a stressful episode can interrupt the hair growth cycle, causing a number of hair follicles to enter the resting phase at the same time.

Diet; nutrition can play an important role in your hair health and nutritional deficiencies can result in hair loss.

Medications; steroids, birth control and many prescription medicines can produce temporary or permanent hair loss.

Health; conditions such as autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can all cause hair loss.

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