Hair Loss in Women
The problem of hair loss in women is a common issue. However, hair loss in women can be treated much more easily, as it is generally caused by temporary health problems.
Androgenic alopecia is an inherited form of hair loss. Only a small percentage of women are predisposed to it.
Here are more common causes of hair loss in women
Some women’s hair becomes thinner during menopause, as a result of hormonal changes.
Pregnancy requires the body to redistribute resources between mother and child. As a result, hair loss can occur during pregnancy as a consequence of the body’s metabolic imbalance. For the same reason, many pregnant women also face a range of other problems, such as calcium deficiency. As a general rule, hair loss ceases one or two months after delivery.
Stress is the most common cause of hair loss in women. It is often difficult to diagnose stress-related hair loss, as the first signs of hair loss can become evident months after its cause. Physical and emotional exhaustion are always reflected in the body’s condition, and the consequences of stress can include hair loss, brittle nails, toothaches, and skin problems.
Diet and starvation
Some women periodically follow radical diets, particularly when aiming to lose weight quickly. The malnutrition caused by extreme dieting can have a strong negative influence on hair growth. Those engaging in radical dieting can experience a number of other unforeseen consequences as well.
Pharmaceutical treatment of cancer often results in full hair loss. It occurs because the medicines used during cancer treatment kill rapidly growing cancer cells that are beyond the control of the patient’s body. However, the drugs also affect other rapidly growing cells, such as those used to produce hair, thus causing loss of hair altogether. The cancer treatment process results in a pause in hair growth. Upon finishing treatment, hairs begin to grow again, but can often break as they come up through the skin of the head. New hairs can differ from the original hairs because, for a time, they will remain under the effect of the medication.
These types of hair loss are curable or can self-resolve after the cause is removed. However, the only long-term solution to androgenic hair loss is a hair transplant.