New findings from research help explain why hair loss happens (ie. specific gene/hormone carried by individual).
Female hair loss articles: read more on the causes of female hair loss and the most efficient female hair loss treatments
Female hair loss treatment will depend on its cause. Medications like minoxidil (more commonly known as Rogaine) can help improve this condition. Other options include laser therapy, often in the form of a cap device, and hair restoration surgery, where hair is transplanted to the bald areas.
Stress, suboptimal nutrition, and illness can also be reasons for female hair loss. In addition, causes for temporary female hair loss may include iron deficiencies from anemia and post-pregnancy, thyroid disorders (such as hypothyroidism), and chemotherapy. In all cases, it is best to consult with a hair restoration surgeon to determine the causes and potential treatments for female hair loss.
Extreme emotional stress, like losing a loved one, can play a huge part in the shedding of hair especially in women. Some women lose hair at an alarming rate when under these conditions.
Believe it or not there are many reasons for hair loss and hair thinning occuring in women, this is not uncommon. India.com recently reported an increase number of women seeking help and answers on why hair loss affects them. The great news, help is out there and the hair restoration industry has come a long way.
Dr. Sharon Keene talks causes of Androgenic Alopecia. After the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that just having a particular gene doesn't mean you will have that disease or carry a particular trait. Genes have to be active and the study of Epigenetics looks into those factors, many being environmental.
Dr. Sharon Keene discusses how varing hair styles can be a contributing factor in hair thinning and hair loss.
Popular styles like hair extensions, tight pony tails or braids and dreadlocks all cause tension and trauma to the hair folicle.
Dr. Kenneth Washenik breaks down the process in answering the question, "why am I losing my hair" and provides some general principals to follow.
Most hair loss is due to genetic causes (link) but as women experiment with new hair styles, unique and stunning hair looks and more tortuous hair weaves and braids, they put themselves at risk for hair loss from a variety of non genetic causes.
Alopecia areata (AA) is a recurrent disease, which can cause hairloss in any hair-bearing area. The most common type of alopecia areata presents as round or oval patches of hair loss most noticeably on the scalp or in the eyebrows.
The connection between smoking, drinking, medications, herbal products and surgery is their potential to contribute to excessive bleeding during the operation, and bleeding or "oozing" after the operation.