What are the possible causes of hair loss in women?

by

What are the possible causes of hair loss in women?

Hair loss patterns in women are typically different from those in men. Hair loss in women tends to be more diffuse than hair loss in men. The most characteristic female pattern is diffuse thinning over an area of the scalp, or over the central area of the scalp. There are different cause for thinning in women one of most common is the Androgenic Alopecia.
In general, there are three patterns of hair loss in female androgenic alopecia. One is thinning in the central scalp, the other is hair loss in the front of the scalp and also patches in overall mid-scalp area. However, although androgenic alopecia is a frequent cause of hair loss in women, it is one of number of causes to be considered.
Conditions other than androgenic alopecia that are frequent causes of hair loss in women include hormonal changes that may be associated with menopause, hypo or hyperthyroidism, and polycystic overian syndrome. Hair loss associated with these conditions can be halted or reversed if it is adequately diagnosed and treated. Also unexplained localized or generalized patches of hair loss may also be due to a condition such as Alopeica Areata and Alopecia Totalis that require proper medical attention and diagnosis.
Other causes of hair loss in women that are not genetic or related to a medical condition may be as a result of hair breakage. Common causes of hair breakage include over treatment with hair straighteners, relaxers, permanent waving and frequent dyeing. In addition hair styling that features corn rowing or tight braiding can result in the condition called traction hair loss. Constant traction on hair follicles can damage the hair and cause permanent hair loss.
Proper diagnosis of hair loss in women is the key for treatment options. If unusual hair loss begins and it continues, consultation with a physician or hair restoration specialist should be considered. During the consultation, the doctor can determine both the cause of hair loss and th best approach for treatment. Hair transplantation can be one of treatment options for female pattern hair loss. Both the patient and the physician should be confident of the cause of hair loss before hair transplantation is considered.
Article by
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon