Lady patient without hair after an operation

If you are a lady, it can be devastating to experience hair loss. Though it is not as well-known or as often discussed as male-pattern baldness, it is an ordinary problem. Hair loss is very common among women and may be attributed to a number of reasons. Knowing the rationale for female-pattern hair loss and how to prevent it, will provide you with the necessary tools to understand your hair loss and to locate ways to prevent it from occurring.

One of the main factors for women to experience hair loss is estrogen-related. As the production of estrogen in one’s body diminishes, it causes the decrease in producing estrogen in the body. This occurs in the hair and scalp, as well as other places in the body. If you do not have enough estrogen in your body, you may expect to experience hair loss resulting from the change.

The body will be unable to produce sufficient amounts of hormones or the nutrients needed for hair production. Another cause for female-pattern hair loss is related to genetics. If either your mother or father had thinning hair or hair loss, you will be more prone to have hair loss, as well. This will especially be apparent as you age and experience less protein production.

Female hair loss may also be contributed to body changes that cause nutrient levels to fluctuate. Usually, a diet that does not have enough nutrients will lead to hair loss. A high-protein diet can also cause hair loss, although that would normally be  temporary. There are also  numerous diseases that women can contract that will cause the problem. If you are noticing excessive, abnormal hair loss, you should try to determine why you are losing the hair. You could have an underlying medical situation of which your hair loss is an indication. Often, these kinds of conditions will be temporary and can be remedied by understanding how to change the balance in your body.

There are other reasons to consider that many believe lead to hair loss in women. Some people claim that  coloring your hair, highlighting, or using large quantities of styling products often cause hair loss. However, this has been proven false, as these factors only affect the outer part of the hair. While it may cause ineffectiveness of the hair’s own protection, it usually would not affect the roots and any resulting damage will eventually grow out.

If you are a woman and you are experiencing hair loss, you should know that you are not the only one. There are a variety of  reasons that cause women to suffer hair loss and lead to thinning hair. If you are suffering from hair loss, you have a number of resources to assist you determine the root of your problem and find steps to get help before it gets out of control. At the same time, it is important to know what is not causally-related to hair loss. This will help you come to a decision on how you want to take care of your hair and your health.

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