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    Everyone loses hair. It happens during your morning shower, while you're blowing it dry, or when you give it a quick brushóand that's normal. "On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day. There are several reasons and symptoms of hair loss in women founded commonly
    1.Telogen Effluvium : Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day, usually when shampooing, styling, or brushing. It can also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, beta-blockers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
    2. Hereditary Hair Loss Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother's or father's side of the family, though you're more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.
    3. Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroidism (too little hormone) may cause a host of symptoms, including unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Hair, nails, and skin may become more brittle and break more easily.
    4. Iron Deficiency Anemia : The symptoms: Iron deficiency anemia causes extreme fatigue, weakness, and pale skin. You may also notice headaches, difficulty concentrating, cold hands and feet, and hair loss. Any type of exertion may leave you short of breath.
    5. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: The symptoms: PCOS can cause facial hair growth, irregular periods, acne, and cysts on the ovaries. And while you may experience hair loss on your scalp, you may notice more hair elsewhere on the body
    6. Skin Conditions of the Scalp : The symptoms: Seborrheic dermatitis causes the scalp to shed its skin, so you'll notice greasy, yellowish scales on your shoulders or in your hair. It may be the result of yeast called Malassezia, hormonal changes, or excess oil in the skin. Psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes excessive skin cell turnover, produces a very thick white scale on the scalp that can bleed if pulled off. With ringworm, a fungus you contract by touching an infected person or animal, you'll notice red patches on your scalp, which may be diffuse
    7. Alopecia Areata : Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks hair follicles. It affects about 4.7 million people in the United States and occurs equally in men and women. The cause is unknown, but it may be triggered by stress or illness.
    8 Excessive Styling Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your tresses. Heat and chemicals weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out. Often, it's a combination of treatmentsókeratin, colouring, and blow-drying, for instanceóthat does the damage.
    The symptoms: If the fallout is occurring from external damage caused by styling, it will simply break, and you won't see those club-shaped telogen bulbs at the ends.
    Hopefully this information is sufficient to understand the crucial reasons in women which cause hair loss. Thank you!

  2. #12
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    Nov 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by mariechin1234 View Post
    Good image is important for women. She will do everything to make her look pretty and well. Know how to manage stress and keep hormone in balance.
    And not for men?

  3. #13
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    Dec 2015


    About two-third of women face hair loss at some point in their lives. The reasons of hair loss can vary from simple vitamin deficiency to other underlying health issues. Although hair loss can be treated, the exact cause must be known first.

    1.STRESS :Hair loss can be caused when you are suffering from trauma like an accident, surgery, loss of a beloved, illness or flu . Hair loss due to stress is termed as Telogen Effluvium. You can notice hair loss after about 3- 6months after the shock or trauma.

    2. PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH: Hormonal changes combined with physical stress during pregnancy results in severe hair loss. However, such hair loss is temporary and will grow back in few months’ time.

    3. PROTEIN DEFICIENCY:Protein plays an integral role in hair growth. Therefore include foods like fish, meat and eggs in your diet to get your daily dose of protein. If you are a pure vegetarian you may include green peas, quinoa ,dry fruits, beans, chickpeas etc.

    4. GENETICS: Female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia is similar to male pattern baldness. There will be noticeable hair thinning in women.

    5. HORMONAL CHANGES: Pregnancy, use of birth control pills, menopause can cause changes in the hormones in women. In such cases, the male hormone receptors get activated, causing the hair follicles to shrink , resulting in hair loss.

    6. ANEMIA:Several women between the age of 20 – 50 suffer from anemia caused due to iron deficiency, leading to hair loss. This can be cured provided one knows what kind of anemia one is suffering from. Other symptoms may include headache, dizziness, pale skin, cold hands and feet.

    7. Hypothyroidism: Underactive thyroid gland or hypothyroidism can cause hair loss. Thyroid gland produces hormones which are important for metabolism, growth and development. When they do not release enough hormones, it can cause hair loss.
    Once the thyroid level returns to normal after proper medication, hair fall will also reduce.

    8.Auto immune hair loss: An overactive immune system causes alopecia areata. In this condition, the body gets confused and targets hair, assuming it to be a foreign object. This can be treated with the help of steroids and Rogaine.

    9. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(PCOS):An imbalance in the male and female sex hormones can lead to a condition known as Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. Excess of androgens cause weight gain, ovarian cysts , risk of diabetes, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility and hair loss.

    10. Sudden Weight Loss: Losing weight suddenly is a form of physical stress that can cause hair thinning. Hair loss along with weight loss may lead to eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.

    Hair loss can really affect you emotionally. With proper diagnosis and right treatment you can reverse the effects of few conditions. Proper diet, exercise , a good night’s sleep will all help in keeping you healthy and fit. Good Luck !

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