If you find that your ponytail is shrinking or there is more hair in the shower drain, don’t fear. Up to 80 percent of women experience hair thinning at some point during their lifetime. Most of the time it’s temporary. If you’re shedding more than 50 to 100 hairs a day, a doctor’s visit may be in order. Here are five common causes for hair loss among women.
This is the most likely culprit. Female-pattern hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia, is the female version of male pattern baldness. If you come from a family where women started losing their hair starting at a specific age, you may be prone to it.
Physical Stress or Emotional Stress
Any type of physical trauma, such as surgery or even the flu, can cause temporary hair loss called telogen effluvium. Emotional stress will have the same effect. Hair has a natural programmed lifecycle: growth, rest, and shedding. A stressful event can shock this cycle and cause more hair to fall out.
Not Enough Protein
If you aren’t incorporating enough proteins into your daily diet, your body may ration this vital nutrient by shutting down hair growth. This may happen two months after a drop in protein intake.
Hormone changes can cause hair loss in women. If you’re pregnant, going through menopause, switching birth controls, or going off birth control completely, you may experience some hair loss.
An autoimmune disease, lupus can cause hair loss by waging war against your hair. Unfortunately, this type of hair loss, known as scarring, will not grow back.
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