Causes of Hair Fall In Women/Females
1. Androgenetic alopecia (Pattern baldness)
Female pattern baldness (FPHL) or hair loss in females or androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss affecting more than 55% of women. In many situations, the hair loss is minor. Still, up to 20% of women can experience moderate to severe hair loss that begins with gradual thinning at the part line and progresses to increased diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head.
2. Health and medical issues
Hair loss can indicate nutrient deficiencies, thyroid issues, and other underlying chronic conditions. It can develop due to physical or emotional stress.
Undergoing cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation treatments can also result in hair loss. Chemotherapy treatments involve the use of potent pharmaceuticals that kill cancer cells as they grow. Unfortunately, these medications also damage other cells, including those in the hair roots, causing the hair to shed and fall out. While hair usually grows back after chemotherapy, it may be a different colour or texture for a while.
3. Hormonal imbalances
Women experience hormone fluctuations at some of their life stages that make hair thinning more noticeable. Postpartum hair loss, changes in recommended contraception, and menopause can all cause hair loss and change the consistency of the hair in women. Menopause is a leading cause of female hair loss caused by low levels of est-ro-gen and prog-estero-ne. Hair growth occurs more slowly and gets significantly thinner when these hormones decline. A decrease in such hormones causes an increase in and-rogens, which are masculine hormones. These hormones are also responsible for hair follicle shrinkage, which can hasten the problem of hair fall.
Some hairstyles also trigger hair loss. For example, if a woman frequently ties her hair back, the constant straining or hair pulling might loosen the hair at its root and cause it to fall out.
A consultation with a qualified hair loss doctor in Noida at Skinlogics can assist them in determining the probable causes of their hair loss.