Female hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons. On average, a woman loses around 50 to a 100 hairs a day. Significant hair loss is any number that is higher than the average number of hairs lost a day. Age and hormonal changes are widely considered to be the most common factors in female hair loss.
Although men are known for going bald, it can also happen to women and it’s more common than the stigma surrounding female hair loss would have you think. Some common reasons for female hair loss include:
- Thyroid Glands: It’s important for doctors to check a woman’s blood work to rule out problems with the thyroid gland as a cause for hair loss. Both hypothyroidism (too few hormones), and hyperthyroidism (too many hormones) can cause hair loss.
- Androgenetic Alopecia: This can be a heredity condition that causes female pattern baldness. This happens when dihydrotestosterone, a derivative of testosterone, is high in women.
- Underlying Health Issues: Hair loss can also be caused by a more serious health issue such as an autoimmune disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, and even a hormone imbalance.
- Alopecia Areata: This is an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles.
- Medication: Some medications can cause women to lose their hair.
- Telogen Effluvium: This occurs after a major physical trauma such as childbirth, major surgery, infection and extreme stress. You may lose a handful of hair due to telogen effluvium.
Unfortunately for many women, there’s a societal stigma about losing hair, and women can become embarrassed when they begin to experience the first signs of baldness.
While you shouldn’t be ashamed of female hair loss, if you’re looking to get back your full head of hair and confidence, then let the experts at the Hairfree Laser Skin Clinics help. We offer a wide range of hair loss treatments and can help pick the right one for you. Give us a call today at: (416) 831-7498.