Women Hair Loss: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

by Dr Rajat Gupta Dermatologist

Long and frisky hair in women marks her beauty. Your hair can be better compared to your plants in the garden, how well it grows depends on the result of what is happening ‘underground’. Every hair that emerges from your scalp undergoes certain cycles of growth, which determines the length and longevity of your hair.

However, many people think that the rate of hair fall is greater in men, it has been estimated that around 50% of women also experience hair loss. In this article, we have focussed on what causes this hair fall and the symptoms of hair fall.

What causes hair loss in women?

Thinning hair and hair loss are caused due to various reasons ranging from simple and temporary vitamin deficiency to a more complex underlying health conditions. Listed below are the common causes of hair fall in women.

  • Family history or heredity: The Female Pattern Baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is basically inherited from a family where women started losing hair at a certain age. This causes thinning of hair along the top of the head. It is often linked to women’s menopause when there is a sudden drop in the estrogen level.

  • Hairstyle: The hair loss which is caused as a result of different hair styling is called traction alopecia. The hairstyles such as ponytails, tight braids can pull out the roots of the hair and therefore the follicles are damaged. The damage is permanent that hair stops growing.

  • Extreme stress: Emotional Stress can trigger temporary hair fall. This is accompanied by events like losing a lot of weight, surgeries, illness and having a baby. This type of hair loss is called telogen effluvium and it happens during the resting stage.

  • Lack of improper diet: Lack of enough protein and vitamin B can eventually shut down the hair growth in your body. Consuming a balanced diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein and “good” fats such as avocado and nuts will be good for your hair and your overall health.

  • Effects of medications: Certain toxic substances, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and medications can cause sudden hair loss that can occur anywhere on the body. It happens to hair in the growth stage. If hair follicles are damaged, this type of hair loss is permanent.

  • Other health conditions: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that causes patchy hair loss on the head and possibly other places on the body. Anemia, a condition caused due to iron deficiency is also a fixable cause of hair loss.

What are the symptoms of hair loss?

  • Seeing more hair fall out daily either on your comb, on the floor, in showers, or on your pillows.

  • Overall thinning of hair or noticeable patches of thinning hair on the top of your head that extends wider.

  • Your ponytails become smaller

  • Seeing hair break off or split ends

Treatments for Hair Loss:

1. Medication

Minoxidil can be used for female-pattern hair loss, which is the only topical medication approved by the FDA.

2. Non-Surgical Treatments

Some nonsurgical Hair Transplantation methods that are offered in our clinic include PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Hair Treatment, Mesotherapy, Derma Roller & Stem Cell Treatment.

3. Hair Transplantation

A surgical technique that works mainly by the extracting hair from a donor region where there is sufficient hair growth and planting them to a bald part.

4. Hair Weaving

This is also a nonsurgical technique of fixing a patch of natural human hair in the bald area which merges well with existing hair.

If you are a woman experiencing extreme hair loss, book an appointment with our doctor Rajat Gupta at Skination clinic in Delhi to undergo suitable treatment. He the best dermatologist in Delhi with the experience of more than 9 years.

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About Dr Rajat Gupta Junior   Dermatologist

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