Hair Loss in Women and Its Effect on Quality of Life

Hair loss itself can present psychological and emotional problems for a woman, failure of others to recognize the seriousness of these problems may contribute additionally to psychological and emotional effects that can range from decreased self-esteem to anxiety and depression.

Emotional Stress

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.

Why does hair loss affect women?

Believe it or not there are many reasons for hair loss and hair thinning occuring in women, this is not uncommon. 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.


VIDEO: Male and Female Pattern Baldness: Genetics, Stress & Hair Loss

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. 

Video: Hair Styles That Can Cause Hair Loss

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.


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