What You Need to Know About Female Hair Loss

What You Need to Know About Female Hair Loss

Did you know that 40% of women experience hair loss? Female pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of balding in women. According to the American Hair Loss Council, you normally lose about 100-125 hair per day. However, hair loss occurs when the hair follicle cannot regrow, or you lose more than 125 hairs per day.

Common causes of hair loss include:

  • Medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Menopause
  • Hormonal changes or imbalances

If you are experiencing female hair loss, visit your doctor to see if there are any underlying factors that could be the cause. Once the underlying condition is treated, further thinning of the hair should not occur.

If hair loss is caused due to a genetic predisposition, then the good news is there are no underlying health conditions that need to be treated. However, there is no treatment available to prevent hair loss caused by genetics.

Female hair loss can occur anywhere between puberty or later on in your 40’s. Signs of female hair loss rarely begin with a receding hairline, rather primarily on the top and sides of the head. It is rare that women will completely bald.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, an effective FDA approved medication to treat female pattern hair loss is minoxidil, which is applied to the scalp and can help stimulate hair growth.

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