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Typical Causes of Female Hair Loss

Woman suffering from hair loss watching her scalp in a mirror.

Alopecia (baldness) can affect your scalp or entire body and can be temporary or permanent. It can be caused by genes, hormonal changes, medical disorders or the natural aging process. Hair loss is prevalent among males, but females also lose hair. Hereditary baldness is the most common.

Female Hair Loss Symptoms

When women start to get female-pattern baldness, one of the first signs is that their scalp hair starts to thin out. Many women first notice hair thinning and loss in the top-central section of their head or where their hair is parted.

Hair loss can manifest itself in various ways, depending on the cause. The onset may be abrupt or gradual. The following are some signs and symptoms of hair loss:

Top of the head thinning gradually. This symptom is the most typical age-related hair loss. While male hair loss often begins at the forehead’s hairline, women usually experience it at the part. But frontal fibrosing alopecia, or a receding hairline, is a form of hair loss that is becoming more common in older women.

Bald areas that are round or spotty. Some individuals have hair loss in the form of round or spotty bald spots. In addition, the falling hair often precedes itchy or painful skin.

Hair loss that occurs suddenly. Hair might become loose as a result of physical or mental trauma. For example, handfuls of hair may fall out when combing or washing your hair or after light tugging. This hair loss type typically results in overall hair thinning but is transitory.

Hair loss all over the body. Some medical issues and treatments (like chemotherapy for cancer) can cause hair loss all over your body. Fortunately, the hair generally regrows.

Scaling patches that extend across the scalp. This symptom is an indication of ringworm. It is sometimes accompanied by redness, broken hair, swelling and oozing.

Additional Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Women may lose hair for gender-specific reasons. These causes include:

  • Over styling
  • Childbirth
  • Extreme weight changes
  • Menopause (hormonal changes)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Low iron and B12 levels
  • Dietary choices
  • Medications

It is challenging to pinpoint the exact cause on your own, but knowing it is critical to reversing or preventing hair loss. Therefore, you should talk to a specialist to ensure you get the best result.

Some women let hair loss go unhidden. Others may use haircuts, makeup, caps, scarves, ointments or professional hair loss prevention treatments to slow thinning hair or restore growth. If you choose the last option, you can consult Kalos Hair Transplant for more information about treatment options.

Seeking Treatment for Female Hair Loss

Contact Kalos Hair Transplant if you are bothered by ongoing hair loss. Our hair restoration services could help you reclaim your self-esteem and quality of life. We give women the most modern and effective ways to solve their hair loss problem so the results look natural and the treatment is successful.

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