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What Causes Hair Loss in Women? Especially at an Early Age Like in Their 20s?
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Hair loss in young women
- There are two main causes of hair loss in a female in her 20s:
- Genetic hair loss. About 10% of women start to develop hair loss in their 20s. The key feature is worsening hair loss in the centre of the scalp and progressive "miniaturization" of hairs.
- Telogen effluvium (hair shedding). About 30 % of women under 30 have low iron. This can sometimes cause hair loss
At minimum, most would recommend a few simple blood tests and a detailed scalp examination.
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