Hair loss in women is on the rise and is now a common phenomenon. According to research, it is estimated that around 15% of the female population will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. The onset of thinning and thinning hair is likely to be observed as early as 20 years of age; the problem increases after the age of 40, when at least 40% of women will be affected by the phenomenon of hair loss. After the age of 50, more than half of women will notice strong signs of hair loss.
Normally, most people lose about 50-100 hairs a day. During the phenomenon of hair loss there is increased shedding.
If you feel that your hair has thinned out compared to before it is advisable to consult an experienced dermatologist. Causes such as diet disorders and stress, low iron levels, thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalances can lead to hair loss. Healthy and luscious hair requires proper nutrition and good functioning of the endocrine system.
Under normal conditions, each hair grows about 1.2 cm per month and completes its cycle every 6 years. When it reaches its expected length, it remains stable for some time and then falls off. Soon the new hair starts to grow out.
Causes of hair loss in women
The causes of the appearance of thinning of the scalp in women are divided into physiological and pathological.
Some of the most common causes of hair loss are the following:
- Season and diet
- Hormonal disorders, such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, polycystic ovaries
- pathological causes, such as endocrine disorders, drugs, chemicals
- genetic factors – hereditary predisposition
- psychological factors, e.g. stress
- autoimmune diseases
- iron deficiencies – anaemia – thyroid diseases
- weight loss
Extensive hair loss may be temporary, as the hair follicle is not damaged and the hair can grow back. Hair loss after childbirth or cancer treatment is likely to be restored.
In any case, early and targeted investigation of the causes will help in the immediate treatment of the problem.