What Causes Hair Loss in Women? Especially at an Early Age Like in Their 20s?

Is there anything that can be done to fix it?

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Hair loss in young women

  • There are two main causes of hair loss in a female in her 20s:
  1. 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. 
  2. Telogen effluvium (hair shedding). About 30 % of women under 30 have low iron. This can sometimes cause hair loss 
Other causes of hair loss are possible to - so if you are worried see a dermatologist. Low thyroid levels, hairstyles, excessive heat, illnesses, dieting, high stress can all give hair loss.

At minimum, most would recommend a few simple blood tests and a detailed scalp examination.  

What Causes Hair Loss in Women? Especially at an Early Age Like in Their 20s?

Thank you for your question.

Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades. It is getting more and more common also in women population. However it is also good to know that this problem is also treatable when it is present in women.

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Hair loss

First, go get a blood test:   CBC, CMP, TSH, T4, ferritin. Anemia , iron deficiency, and hypothyroidism are common causes of hair loss that can be treated fairly easily.   If they are within normal limits, then start to look at stress level,  endurance exercises, and hormones can be an issue.

Erik Suh, MD
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