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Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women


American's spend 38 billion dollars per year on hair care products! I hope you would agree that what ever you spend on tells you what you value. It is apparent by the amount of money we spend on hair care products that we place high importance on our hair. It is no wonder that women who suffer from hair loss are so greatly affected. Often times hair loss in women causes self-esteem issues, lack of confidence, and shame.

Most Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women:

- Genetics: If you hair loss runs in your family then you are immediately at a higher risk than the general population. There are studies on going that are examining this relationship between genetics and hair loss.

- Menopause: As a woman ages her hormone levels change. Hormones, such as estrogen, are not produced like they were when she was younger. Decreased estrogen levels significant hair loss and thinning.

- Medications: Many commonly prescribe medications are associated with hair loss in women. These medications include chemotherapy, diabetes medications, and antidepressants.

- Medical Conditions: Alopecia is a condition affecting human, in which hair is lost from areas of the body especially the kid. Scalp infections and diseases like diabetes can also cause hair loss.

- Stress and Anxiety: Stress is unavoidable. Fortunately only situations of extreme stress cause hair loss these may include life changing events, death, divorce, financial stress can all lead to hair loss.

Treatment for Hair Loss

- Female Hair Loss Products: Dependent upon the type, there are several, although limited, options. There are hair loss products on the market specifically for women. This is important, because male products are not advised and can, indeed, be dangerous. These products will slow the hair loss process and may stimulate some regrowth.

- Hair Transplant: Surgical procedures are available and are effective for patterned hair loss, because hair from one part of the head can be transplanted to the thinning areas. However, these options are expensive and not covered by health insurance.