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Female Hair Loss Causes and Treatments

Think about the head as a garden where hairs are grown instead of plants as the growth of plants depend upon the soil underneath same can be said about hair. The growth of your hairs will depend upon the condition of your scalp and body. The reason for hair loss varies it can be hormonal changes, genetics, some other medical condition or medications. There are certain things inside a body that stops the hair from properly forming thus stopping the hair growth such as infection, chemicals, illness, certain medications etc.

Types of hair loss

There are two different types of hair loss

Reactive

Reactive means that the hair loss is being triggered by changes in something else. When excess hair fall occurs on daily basis then it means that the problem is not genetic and has occurred due to some internal imbalance such as stress, nutritional deficiencies or some type of illness.

Genetic

There is a chance that you have a genetic problem of hair thinning. In which case the hair loss is not fast but rather gradual. This is caused by certain hormones which cause the hair follicle to shrink and produce fine hair overtime.

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Reasons for hair loss

Following are the most common factor that can affect the hair growth and can cause the hairs to fall.

Iron deficiency (Anemia)

It is one of the most common reasons for hair loss. This is considered one of the frequent reason for hair loss in women because iron is very important when it comes to the production of hair cell and its protein.

Age

If a woman is going through Menopause then lots of changes will occur in her body that also includes hairs. Hair fall starts during the Menopause period and hair will continue thinning even after the Menopause period is over. As a person ages, hairs become finer and it is a normal process of aging.

Severe weight loss

A dramatic weight loss can also impact the hair growth of a person. 6 to 12 days after severe weight loss excess hair loss will occur and it doesn’t matter whether the weight loss is intentional or unintentional.

Stress

Stress can really affect the growth of a person’s hairs and they will fall out. It happens because stress can rise male hormones level in the body which could cause hair fall. Stress will also trigger the problems related to the scalp such as dandruff.

Hormonal imbalance

Hormonal imbalance can cause many issues in the body of a person it ranges from beauty issues to weight gain problem. If the imbalance of hormones occurs then its effects could be noticed in your entire body which also includes your hairs.

Hormones play an important role when it comes to growth cells. Female hormones help a lot in regulation and growth of hairs. It can keep hair in the growth phase for a longer duration. However male hormones are not that friendly when it comes to growth of hair and shorten the lifetime of hairs. The imbalance of these hormones is mostly genetic.

Deficiency of vitamin B12

People who have a deficiency of vitamin B12 feel tired and are low on energy. It doesn’t just affect the stamina of a person but also affects the hair growth. The deficiency of vitamin B12 can affect the health of red blood cells which are responsible for carrying oxygen through the body.

These factors matter a lot when it comes to female hair loss.

Treatments for hair loss

The type of treatment needed will depend upon the amount of hair loss as well as other factors. Treatment of hair can prevent further hair loss and can help in the regrowth of hair. Following are the treatment options available for female hair loss.

Laser treatment

Low level of laser light can stimulate the regrowth of hairs in both men and women. Laser light is focused on the affected area which stimulates the production of collagen making follicle active again.

Hair transplant

Some women chose to transplant hairs. There are two different techniques used to transplant hairs. The names of these techniques are as following FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicle Unit Transplant). The basic principle of both these techniques is the same but the difference lies in the way hairs are extracted.

In the hair transplant, hairs are taken from the location which is unaffected by hair loss. These harvested hairs are then transplanted into the area where hairs are missing.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a topical medication which is used to treat hair loss in a person. This medicine is applied every day to the scalp which may stimulate the hair growth on the scalp and prevent further hair fall.

Minoxidil takes six months to one year to show results and it is not suitable for everyone. If a person stops using it then hair loss might return.

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Oral medications

Oral medications such as spironolactone can also be used to treat female pattern baldness. The medicine might hinder the production of androgen. By doing so it prevents hair loss and helps in the growth of hairs. Pregnant women are expected not to take this medication.

The treatment described above could be used to prevent hair fall. These treatments can also help in regrowth of hairs.

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