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Why do women lose their hair?

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jzac862

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Well, I know some of the reasons why women lose their hair, but sometimes I feel like I am missing some reasons why women lose their reason. I want to discuss more on this topic. Looking forward to your cooperation. Thank You!
 
ninaross

ninaross

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Women can experience hair loss for a variety of reasons, here are some of the most common:
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (Female Pattern Baldness): This is the most common cause of hair loss in women, affecting millions. It's similar to male pattern baldness but with a different pattern. In women, hair loss typically occurs in a diffused thinning from the crown of the head, rather than a receding hairline. Genetics play a role, and hormones like androgen (often referred to as "male" hormones, although women naturally have some amount) can contribute.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hair loss can occur due to hormonal fluctuations throughout a woman's life. Examples include:
    • Pregnancy and childbirth: Estrogen levels drop significantly after pregnancy, which can lead to temporary hair loss typically 3-6 months postpartum.
    • Menopause: Similar to postpartum, declining estrogen levels during menopause can contribute to hair thinning.
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): This hormonal disorder can lead to excess androgen production, potentially causing hair loss among other symptoms.
  • Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions like thyroid disorders, iron deficiency anemia, and autoimmune diseases like lupus can affect hair growth and lead to hair loss.
  • Stress: Chronic stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle and contribute to temporary hair loss.
  • Medications: Hair loss can be a side effect of certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and some antidepressants.
  • Scalp Conditions: Certain scalp conditions like scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis can cause hair loss in the affected areas.
  • Hairstyles and Hair Care Practices: Tight hairstyles like braids or ponytails that put excessive tension on the scalp, or harsh chemical treatments and heat styling tools can damage hair and contribute to breakage and hair loss.
 
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