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    What Causes Hair Loss in Women

    February 25, 2017

    Hair loss is a common problem seen in both men and women. There are a lot of changes that takes place in a woman’s body through her entire course of life. These changes that take place in your body will be the contributing factor in hair loss. Cosmetic surgery procedures for hair transplantation can be chosen in case of severe hair loss.

    What Causes Hair Loss in Women?

    To treat hair loss, you need to first understand the root cause of the hair loss. There are many reasons that contribute to hair loss in women. The common reasons that can cause hair loss include the following:

    1. Bad hair etiquette
    2. Generally, women prefer different hairstyling tools such as strengtheners and curling iron or gels which can damage the hair. Prolonged use of these hair styling products and hair products not only affect your hair shaft but also hamper the growth of your hair.

      Different hair styles like tight ponytails and open hair along with wrong combs can further aggravate the condition of your hair. Try to keep your hair as simple as possible without the excessive use of hair products as it can lead to hair loss.

    3. PCOS
    4. The polycystic ovarian syndrome commonly called PCOS is a common condition in which the male hormones or androgens are secreted in excess amount in your body. These hormones form small fluid-like sacs in the ovaries which are referred as a cyst.

      PCOS is mainly due to hormonal imbalance which negatively affects your hair growth. PCOS is known to trigger hair loss. Women with PCOS are more likely to have hair loss when compared to women without PCOS.

    5. Anemia
    6. Anemia is the result of low iron content in your body. Most of the women are anemic due to heavy menstruation and inadequate folic acid content in their body. This generally results in low production of hemoglobin which indirectly means less amount of oxygen is supplied to your organs in the body.

      When there is a low supply of oxygen to the hair follicles, your hair tends to break easily resulting in more hair fall.

    7. Menopause
    8. During menopause, there are a lot of changes that takes place in your body. One of the changes that are seen during menopause is hair fall. The estrogen hormone gradually decreases in the body during menopause. Reduction of the hormone can cause your hair to become dry and increase hair loss if care is not taken.

    9. Labor
    10. Hair fall is also seen after the delivery. There is a peak of estrogen hormone in your body during pregnancy which results in increase hair growth.  The hormonal levels get back to normal phase after the baby is delivered, resulting in hair fall. Hair fall after delivery is normal and is a temporary phase and hair growth returns to normal after a few weeks.

    11. Protein deficiency
    12. Your hair is made of a protein called keratin. When there is a deficiency of protein in your diet, it can make your hair brittle resulting in weak strands which fall prematurely. Protein rich foods are necessary for a better hair growth and to prevent hair loss.

    13. Medications
    14. Women who are taking birth control pills are more likely to have hair loss. Women who suddenly stop taking the birth control pills are also reported to have hair fall as a side effect of medications.

    15. Severe weight loss
    16. Crash dieting courses and sudden loss of weight can also have an adverse effect on the growth of your hair. It is mainly because the diet courses are generally deprived of essential nutrients that are required for hair growth.

    Hair restoration in Delhi is possible at South Delhi cosmetic clinic. For hair loss treatments, hair transplantation can also be done to regain your hair. Hair transplantation in Delhi is done by either FUT or FUE. Hair replacement is one of the common hair loss treatments. Dr. Surender Chawla is the best cosmetic surgeon in Delhi for the surgical hair transplant.

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