Women - Causes

Maintaining thick beautiful, healthy hair has always been a very important concern in a woman’s professional and personal life. A woman’s self esteem can change dramatically when faced of sudden signs of hair loss. Hair loss is becoming an increasing problem in the U.S. with over 30 million women losing more hair that doesn’t grow back as strong or healthy, if at all.

Hair Loss could be a symptom of a Disease Rather Than an End Diagnosis

You must pay particular attention if you have become to lose more hair than normal because it may signal the any number of healthy issues. If not checked early enough, it may be hard to regrow and repair your hair.

Alopecia Areata

One of the causes of hair loss in women is Alopecia Areata, a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles. This type of hair loss appears in varying degrees of severity; from small, round patches that re-grow without medical treatment, to chronic, extensive hair loss, involving all hair on the scalp and/or body. This type of hair loss can occur at any age, though most often in children and young adults.

Androgenic Alopecia
  • Similar to male pattern baldness, 'androgenic alopecia' in women, also referred to as female pattern hair loss - a broader term that encompasses a variety of causes, some directly linked to an excess of testosterone, and some of which are not.
  • Female pattern balding radiates around the whole head, thinning throughout, while men commonly lose hair on places like the temple, crown and back of head.
  • Forty million women in the United States suffer from genetic hair loss between the ages of 25 to 45 that’s almost 1 in 5.
  • Others suffer from thinning hair as a result of chemotherapy and other medical treatments.
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