Female Hair Loss - Checklist For Helping To Determining Cause

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Loss of Hair

All people have a normal loss of hair of about 50 to and 150 strands a day. When these strands fall out they naturally grow back. But there is no need to count the hair strands everyday, if you have a condition that is causing excessive loss of hair you will see excess hair in your brush, sink, towel, pillow or even as in my case, your spouse will tell you have excess loss of hair.

If you are losing more hair than normal then there is some underlying condition causing it.

Reasons for loss of hair in women:

Stress - Hair loss from this condition may be caused by an emotional or physical event in your life. An important point to note is that you may not notice your loss from this condition till two to three months after the event. But once you have got past the event that caused your stress, your hair will most likely grow back six to nine months later.

But there is a condition called alopecia areata, caused by stress, which will cause your hair to fall out in patches. This is caused by your immune system attacking your hair follicles resulting in partial or total hair loss. If you have this condition your hair may grow back naturally or you may even need treatment.

Medicines - There are all different types of medicines that can cause you to lose your hair, from birth control pills to acne medication may cause hair loss. Like in stress, your hair will go into sleep mode and you will not notice this loss till two to three months after you start taking a new drug.

Working with your doctor, you may be asked to stop or switch drugs till you find out which one is causing the problem. This may take several months or more, depending on how many drugs you are taking, to determine which drug is causing the problem.

Thyroid - A malfunctioning thyroid is more common in women than in men. When this happens many different conditions such as weight gain, loss of energy, hair loss or your hair becoming dry and brittle are some of the symptoms of a thyroid gone wrong.

If you are diagnosis with a thyroid problem, discuss with your doctor the right drug for you to help with your thyroid problem and ensure it does not cause any more loss of hair.

Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) - This is the most common type of hair loss in women. This condition is identifiable by determining if either of your parents have pattern baldness, your hair loss started when you approached or are in menopause, or you have some other condition causing a hormone imbalance in your body.


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