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Female Hair Loss, Hair Thinning in Women - Dallas, Texas

Around 40% if women will suffer some form of bald thin hair loss symptoms by the age of 50. Today, one in five women suffers from female hair loss. One out of every four women in the United States experience baldness or thinning hair loss at one time or another in her life. Female hair loss affects self-image and psychological emotional pain. Clinical studies of people with hair loss found psychiatric disorders in that results in depressions and anxiety, especially in women with hair loss. Dallas, Dallas, Texas hair restoration specialist Marvin Friedman understands that hair plays a major role in a female esthetic beauty, self esteem and quality of life. Society accepts a bald men but hair loss in women is not socially acceptable today. Our beauty and youth-oriented society emphasize full flowing hair as the sexual appeal. Women's hair loss is called by several names: 

  • Female hair loss
  • Female Androgentic Alopecia
  • Female pattern baldness

What's the most common form of female hair loss?  

Women's hair loss causes are similar to men’s hair loss causes. However, in men genetics play a larger role when it comes to hair loss. In women stress, autoimmune and chemical damage are the major causes of hair loss in women.

Women's Hair Loss Causes & Health Issues

  • Pregnancy and the months after labor, post-partum
  • Women who go through menopause
  • Female hormonal imbalance, at any stage, when estrogen levels decrease and testosterone increases. 
  • When starting or stopping oral contraceptives, birth control pills

Common Female Hair Loss Causes

  • Female pattern baldness genetics
  • Hormonal change
  • Active thyroid gland
  • Stress related hair loss
  • Severe illness
  • Major surgery
  • Drugs
  • Chemo and radiation
  • Chemical hair treatments

Stress may be a factor in women's hair loss. Furthermore, stress can increase the speed of the hair loss process of women who have genetically inherited the trait. Severe stress, such as the loss of a loved one, severe illness or major surgery, may lead to female hair loss.

Pregnancy and the months after labor, post-partum are especially vulnerable to hair loss in women, since there is an abnormal activity of body hormones at the time. Many women notice hair loss about 3–6 months after they've had a baby. During pregnancy, high levels of certain hormones cause the body to keep hair that would normally fall out. Several months’ later female hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, and normal cycle of growth and hair loss returns to normal again. 

Drugs May Cause Hair Loss

Prescription drugs, chemo and radiation therapies, and diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis, can cause hair loss. Temporary hair loss may be initiated by medications, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression,  oral contraceptives as artificial Estrogens, Naproxin Sodium (Nuprin) and others. Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss.

Some medication may cause hair loss. Blood-thinner medication, chemotherapy to treat cancer, birth control pills, menopause hormone therapy and antidepressants, all may be a cause for hair loss.

Medical Illness May Cause Balding

Medical illness alopecia areata is a nonlife-threatening hair loss medical condition in men and women, which causes hair to fall out in clumps and causes bald spots, which may progress to complete hair loss. Some lose their hair with bald spots in certain areas and others with thinning hair all over. Medical diagnosis will determine this autoimmune disease. 

Some illnesses may lead to thinning hair, including diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis. Others that can cause hair loss are thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, syphilis, and even high fever. Disease, such as lupus or diabetes and fungal infections of the scalp such as eczema may cause hair loss.
 
Ringworm of the scalp is a fungal infection affecting the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. This is contagious and is most common in children as a hair loss cause. Prescribed treatments of lotions or oral drugs may help hair re-growth and stop hair loss. Furthermore, skin cancer can directly destroy hair follicles. Also, burns permanently damage the exposed skin deeply, causing baldness in men and women.

In addition, anxiety habits, such as compulsive hair pulling or scalp rubbing, damage hair follicles. This nervous behavior is known as trichotillomania, and it affects 2 percent of the population. Hair loss due to trichotillomania cannot be treated effectively until the psychological reasons are addressed. 

Scarring alopecia hair loss due to scarring of the scalp area. The condition occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring. A hairstyle that pulls the hair and roots as in wearing tight pigtails and the use of tight hair rollers can cause hair loss. 

Chemical Hair Treatments May Cause Female Hair Loss

Chemical hair treatments such as perms and hair straightening may cause hair loss due to hair root damage. 

Female Hair Loss Diagnostic & Treatment

Did you know... If you have sudden hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor, an internist or even your gynecologist. A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. If you are losing hair, it may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens.

Find Health Care Provider In Dallas, Fort Worth, TX For Your Hair Loss Diagnosis

As with any medical condition, check with your doctor for possible reasons for your female hair loss. Let your doctor do a complete diagnosis of your bald thinning hair problem, including your thyroid condition. Thinning hair is just one of the many symptoms that may suggest a low or hypothyroid condition - prevalent in women going through mid-life hormonal changes. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens.  Your birth control pills might be too strong for you. Your gynecologist can monitor your estrogen and progesterone levels which fluctuate during pregnancy and menopause.  

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