Health and Wellness

Understanding Female Hair Loss

When you think of hair loss you most likely think of male hair-loss and specifically male pattern baldness. However, female hair loss is a very real condition, and although it is less likely to be hereditary, it can be just as distressing as male hair loss. You could argue that female hair-loss is potentially more distressing because there is so much contemporary fascination with looks, especially from a female perspective. 

When men lose their hair it is most likely because of a hereditary condition called male pattern baldness; however, when a woman loses hair there is more or less the same likelihood of it being one of many conditions.

For example, one of the most common causes of hair loss in women, and men for that matter, is called telogen effluvium. This is stress related condition, and is caused by hormones which can disrupt the growth cycle of hair, as a response to stress. It is more common amongst sufferers of anxiety. Over time, sufferers of the condition may see some improvement.

Another cause of hair loss in women is called androgenetic alopecia. The difference between androgenetic alopecia  is that there is a genetic component, i.e. sufferers of the condition are likely to have inherited a propensity.

There are solutions to female hair loss. Some conditions might “fix” themselves over time, or you might consider a more dramatic solution such as hair replacement procedures e.g. hair transplants.