Female Hair Loss Treatment

Female Hair Loss Treatment

Although hair loss is less common in women than in men, 30% of women experience hair loss once in their lifetime. Generally 25% of women aged 35-40 years and 50% over 40 years, hair loss may occur. Also, most women in the 50-60 age group experience hair loss due to menopause. Although the major causes of hair loss in women are genetic factors, different reasons such as vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety, thyroid problems, birth control medication use, and pregnancy can cause hair loss. In addition to this, various treatments applied to women's hair also affect the hair loss process.

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Hair Loss Causes and Treatment in Women

Although hair loss is less common in women than in men, 30% of women experience hair loss once in their lifetime. Generally 25% of women aged 35-40 years and 50% over 40 years, hair loss may occur. Also, most women in the 50-60 age group experience hair loss due to menopause. Although the major causes of hair loss in women are genetic factors, different reasons such as vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety, thyroid problems, birth control medication use, and pregnancy can cause hair loss. In addition to this, various treatments applied to women's hair also affect the hair loss process.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

In ninety percent of women, shedding occurs on the entire scalp. 10% of the hair loss is seen in the front and side of the hair as in men. However, a baldness is not seen exactly like in men. In women, the reason for late discovery of hair loss is that the front hairline is mostly protected. Hair loss progresses in the form of thinning and shedding.

Hair loss in women can sometimes begin during puberty. If hair loss is accompanied by menstrual irregularities, acne and body hair growth, hormonal values should be checked. The causes of hair loss in women are divided into two as permanent and temporary. The reasons that trigger permanent hair loss are as follows;

Genetic reasons,Iron deficiency anemia,Systemic disorders,Thyroid and dysfunction,Hormone disorders (such as polycystic ovary)

The reasons that temporarily increase hair loss in women are as follows;Postpartum,Feverish diseases,Postoperative,Some medications,Stress

In addition to these reasons, another reason that increases hair loss or decreases hair quality in women are some of the procedures applied by women for their hair. Exposing the hair to intense heat, dyeing the hair frequently, some hair conditioners, permanent hair dryers (such as Brazilian hair dryer) may deteriorate the quality of the hair and cause thinning and loss of hair. In addition to this, making the hair very tightly braid, tightly gathering can also cause hair loss.

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Other Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss in women is much more complicated than men and can be seen for different reasons. Spending time in stressful environments, experiencing mood disorder, feeling trapped with anxiety problems can cause hair loss. Excess vitamin A, eating disorders, zinc and essential amino acid deficiency, intestinal and digestive problems and frequent general anesthesia are also responsible for hair loss in women.

The most common hair loss in women after genetic hair loss is telogen effluvium. In this case, while 10% of the hair on the scalp is in the telogen phase, the hair follicle (up to 30-50% hair) enters the telogen phase and begins to fall out. The daily amount of hair loss can range from 150 to 700. Mostly confused with genetic shedding. In pregnancy, women enter a lucky period about their hair. Most women become hairy and healthy. However, most women may experience hair loss due to telogen effluvium 3 months after birth. Telogen effluvium, which is usually seen in women between the ages of 30-60, can cause sudden and unreasonable 150-700 strands of hair loss per day and may spontaneously disappear within 6 months. Although it does not cause baldness, it causes thinning of the hair in the temples.

Which Diseases and Drugs Causes Hair Loss?

In women, chemotherapy drugs can cause a much more common and severe hair loss called “anagen effluvium. With the use of medication, the hair begins to fall out within a few days to a few weeks, and women may lose approximately 80% to 90% of their hair. However, with the termination of the use of chemotherapy drugs, the hair returns to its original state. In case of hair loss due to all causes other than radiation, the hair comes back.

Alopecia areata is an inherited, non-marking and autoimmune disease and is one of the important diseases responsible for hair loss in women. In this disease hair loss is occurred from region to region. Not only is this possible in hair, but also in any area with hair in the body. Mostly, the hair starts to grow again between 6 months and 1 year.

Hair loss may also occur in women due to skin injury and inflammation. Injury and inflammation may cause damage to the hair follicles, resulting in a hair loss called scatricial alopecia, which is divided into two. The first is due to autoimmune diseases that develops as a result of the attack of the immune system to the hair follicles. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus, lichen planoplaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, folliculitis decalvans, keloid acne, necrotizing acne can cause hair loss but the hair may grow again. The second occurs with exposure to physical or chemical traumas. Chemical injuries, burns, insect bites, radiation, some fungal infections, long-handed hair breaks, inflammatory dermatological diseases (psoriasis, pitriasis, morphea, scleroderma, sarcoidosis) can cause hair loss in women. Prolonged hair removal by hand is a result of obsessive-compulsive psychological discomfort and causes irreversible hair loss.

Hair loss should not be underestimated in women, it should be taken under control in consultation with a specialist physician.

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Frequently asked questions

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