Premature Female Hair Loss


The majority of hair loss problems are associated with men because it predominantly affects them. Women are not excluded from experiencing premature female hair loss – estimates by experts reveal that 1 in 4 women will suffer from it at some stage.

Many women with this condition possibly go unnoticed because they are more adept at concealing it. Hair loss in women is not as harsh as it is men and it is generally spread evenly over the head while in men it appears to be mostly concentrated over the crown.

Causes in women differ significantly compared to men. Three common reasons in women have been identified and some are correctable.

Female pattern baldness in women occurs for a few similar reasons as in men – there is a body reaction to male hormones, in particular testosterone conversion to DHT. Female pattern baldness hair loss may begin later than in men with less extreme effects as women’s bodies are still affected by estrogen.

In telogen effluvium (hair loss) traumatic events cause enough stress to impede normal hair growth cycles and is the second biggest cause of hair loss in women. It is reversible because the body can adapt to stress until it is alleviated. Pregnancy commonly causes stress resulting in telogen effluvium.

Third most common hair loss cause is alopecia areata – characteristics are patchy hair loss over the head. Certain physicians suggest that it occurs due to immune system deficiencies and may also affect other body parts. Spontaneous hair re-growth does happen in a lot of cases.

Some theories consider hair loss also occurs because nutritional and serum ferritin levels are deficient in women and that hair re-growth takes place because inadvertently the nutritional problems have been rectified.

Inappropriate treatment of hair (like tight curlers, braids, weaves and corn rows) places continuous pressure on hair roots causing hair follicle damage. Premature hair loss can be precipitated by harsh dyes, bleaches and hair relaxing agents.

Taking medication for a medical condition can also cause hair to fall out. The increase of testosterone levels during menopause may contribute to loss of hair due to hormone level changes and antidepressant treatments to counter mood swings.No miracle cures exist for hair loss and treatments need time and patience. First basic action is improved nutrition (women and men) as body cells require proper nutrition and oxygen distribution to function optimally.

The probable causes of hair loss must be identified prior to any treatment. Make sure proper nutrition is in place (enough minerals, vitamins and iron especially for women). Consulting a doctor is always a good approach.

Bob Cotto spent most of his life as a Sr. Sales & Marketing executive. Two years ago his wife of 43 years, Joanne was told that she had 4th stage cancer. Since then, Bob and Joanne have devoted all of their energy to assisting her in maintaining a high quality of life. Find out more about his efforts at his site 4-Ideal-Health [].

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