Hair Loss

What are the Causes of Female Hair Loss?

Hair loss in females can occur due to following causes:

Dihydrotesterone

Hair loss in women can occur due to excessive conversion of androgens into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Medical Conditions

Medical conditions that can lead to hair loss in women are:
  • Gynecologic conditions as ovarian tumors, post-partum and post-menopausal states
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid disease
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Stress from surgical procedures or severe emotional problems

Medicines

A large number of drugs can cause hair loss in women. However, hair loss is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause a type of hair loss called anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium can also be caused by the use of certain medicines.

Genetics

Women who carry a family history of hair loss are susceptible to suffer from it.

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