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Why does hair loss occur in women?


Male hair loss is a condition that as a society, we expect and accept. If you are a woman experiencing thinning hair however, this can feel absolutely devastating.

Because female hair loss is less openly discussed, it can feel more devastating for women. But you are not alone. In fact, one in four American women will experience hair loss. And by age 40, thinning hair affects 40% of women. The causes of female hair loss are quite different than for men, and our therapy effectively treats the majority of the causes.

Balding in men is almost always the result of a genetic predisposition. Many women are also predisposed to hair loss, but there are often additional underlying conditions such as hormonal changes (i.e. menopause or pregnancy), dietary affects, surgery, thyroid disorders, anemia, or stress. Because the causes for thinning hair in women vary greatly, it’s important to get to the root of the problem when finding treatment.

Arizona’s Hair Growth Therapy offers a revolutionary new solution to promote hair growth.

Here are 8 of the most common causes.

  • Telogen Effluvium – This is the term associated with hair loss that occurs after pregnancy, extreme stress, weight loss or surgery. This phenomenon typically begins 6 weeks to 3 months after the triggering event and is most noticeable when shampooing or combing hair.
  • Genetics – Like men, women too can be impacted by their genetics when it comes to hair loss. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss) is the most common reason thinning or balding occurs. This may begin occurring in women as young as their 20s. Typically if your mother suffered from thinning hair, you are at an elevated risk as well.
  • Thyroid Issues – An underactive thyroid (known as hypothyroidism) is most commonly seen in women and may also be a catalyst for hair loss. As a result of the lower production of hormone, nails and hair may become brittle and break.
  • Lupus – If you are diagnosed with Lupus, you are more likely to experience hair loss.
  • Anemia – Iron is needed for the body to maintain the proper amount of red blood cells. When anemia occurs, there is a lack in iron and many side effects can result, including hair loss.
  • PCOS – Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects nearly 5 million U.S. women. This condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance that can result in hair loss.
  • Scalp conditions – If your scalp is unhealthy, the skin may become inflamed which will make it harder for hair to grow.
  • Damage from styling – If you are constantly using chemicals or heat to style your hair, you may be causing damage that is resulting in hair loss.

As you can see, there are many different causes of hair loss so it’s important to find out what’s causing your hair loss so that you can begin treating it. Arizona Hair Loss Centers Therapy offers a revolutionary new solution to promote hair regrowth.

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