Why Do Women Lose Hair

women hair lossWhy is my hair falling out? If that’s the question you been asking yourself then hopefully we have the answer. There are several reasons why women lose their.

With men it is nearly always a combination of two things:

  • DHT build-up in the hair follicles
  • Genetics

But these aren’t the most common reasons women lose their hair, in fact most women don’t lose hair for either one of those reasons. Women loose hair for entirely different reasons than men do and socially – as I’m sure you’ll know – it is a lot less excepted to have bald women walking around than bald men.

So if you’re asking why am I losing so much hair? Why is it coming out? Why am I finding so much hair in the bottom of the shower drain, on my hairbrush, on my pillow in the morning? Where is it coming from? Here you will find simple answers.

There are several reasons why women whose hair:

  • Stress – this is a big one, major stress is a really big one. When you’re dealing with stress in life there is the normal day-to-day stuff: you’ve got kids maybe, maybe you’ve got a stressful job, maybe the journey to and from work is stressful. Whatever those stresses are our bodies tend to handle them very well. It is when the high stress hits and is around for a long time that you will begin to see problems, such as when someone you love dies, you lose your job or one of your kids gets sick. These are the types of stresses which can often trigger what is known as telogen effluvium.
  • Diet – dietary deficiencies our rampant in modern society. In fact it is believed that 99% UK is deficient in most of the key minerals and. 70 to 80% of the population are deficient in essential fats and at least 50 to 70% of the population is deficient in the vitamins which promote healthy hair such as vitamins C and B complex. So vitamin and mineral deficiencies are a big deal, maybe you’re grabbing too many meals on your way home from work rather than cooking healthy organic food at home.
  • Thyroid – these are very common in women. High thyroid and low thyroid can both play a role in hair loss.
  • Hormonal imbalances – this can happen for a lot of different reasons like menopause, having a baby. There are other hormonal issues as well which can cause hair to want to start falling out.
  • Medication – you may be on some sort of prescription medication which can be causing your hair to fall out.

These are the most common causes of hair loss in women, there are many, many more. The biggest problem with hair loss in women is that the cause is often unidentifiable. If you talk to a doctor or dermatologist regarding your hair, often he will not mentioned stress or diet. You properly talk about DHT, the stuff which is mainly responsible for hair loss in men but this is simply not the case for the vast majority of women.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I under a lot of stress?
  • Is it possible I have some hormonal imbalances?
  • Is anything going on with my thyroid?
  • How good is my diet – could I be deficient in any important vitamins or minerals?
  • Am I on a prescription medication which may be causing my hair loss?

If you answered yes to one or more of those then the odds are that it is causing you to lose your hair.

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