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Causes of Hair Loss in Women Exposed

Sep 4, 2008
We should never underestimate how important our hair is as we know how often we judge someone by the hairstyle they have when we meet. Additionally, consider how much time is spent ensuring our hair looks ok before we go out in public. The problem with hair loss it affects both sexes and reduces the self confidence of the majority of sufferers. The discusses the causes of hair loss in women.

Hair Loss, also referred to as balding, is caused by a variety of factors, the most important being hereditary. Hair loss runs in the family and gene therapy may lead scientists to a cure in the future. If other people in your family suffer with hair loss there is a very good change that you will too as these hormonal imbalances seem to have greater effect as the person's age increases.

It is hormone balance that is the key with hair loss as both the male (androgens) and female (estrogen) hormones need to be at the correct levels. This hormonal imbalance can cause significant hair loss.

Both men and women can suffer with pattern-baldness which is caused by a hormone common to both sexes referred to as DHT. T.his hormone is just one responsible for the sexual development of humans. Fortunately it is possible to treat this. There are shampoos that work by stimulating the growth of hair, thus counteracting the effects of excessive hair loss. There are also hair loss products that help keep DHT levels normal so follicles are not flooded with it. Additionally, hair replacement treatments like transplant surgery are can be successful as the hair from the areas where the DHT level is higher are replaced by hair from other areas of the head that are not as sensitive to the hormone.

At any point in a person's life about 10 percent of the hair on their head is resting (not growing). After a few months, the resting hair falls out and new hair begins to grow in its place. This growing phase can last anywhere from 2 to 6 years. While it may seem frightening at first, this hair loss is quite normal. Hair normally grows at a rate of approximately one centimeter every month but some women lose hair for other reasons.

Many reasons for hair loss are circulated like wearing a hat, stress, sweat or even poor circulation but these are all untrue. With the exception of stress, none of these factors has been proven as a definitive cause of hair loss but stress is also not very likely unless you have undergone extreme physical or psychological torture. Fortunately this hair loss is can also be temporary in nature.

Certain other situations can also cause women's hair loss like medical treatment using chemotherapy, scalp infections, depression pills, hormone tablets and even diabetics can suffer with the problem. The good news is you will often times regrow your hair once these treatments are discontinued.
About the Author
Mark Hall is the owner of www.best-hairloss-products.info a website dedicated to helping people who suffer from premature hair loss. He has researched multiple projects in order to pinpoint the best hairloss products .
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