Female Hair Loss

Why Do Women Lose Their Hair?

1. Genetic
Men aren’t the only ones who should look to dad for their hairline future. Genetic
baldness can be inherited from mom or dad and passed on to women, too.

2. Menopause
Menopause or a full hysterectomy can send the male hormone, testosterone, into
overdrive, wreaking havoc on your hair.

3. Overactive or sluggish thyroid
An under active thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroxin, a hormone that
influences the way our body uses food, and can lead to brittleness and excessive
hair shedding. Hyperthyroidism, an overproduction of thyroxin, can also lead to

4. Post Pregnancy
A hormonal shift in female hormones can lead to 40% or more hair loss.

5. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Hypoglycemia is the opposite of Diabetes, and causes drastic hair loss.

6. Illnesses
Medications, such as blood coagulants, chemotherapy drugs, blood pressure and
heart condition pills, and some cholesterol lowering drugs, are often behind a
sudden onset of hair loss.

7. Emotional Stress
Prolonged anxiety increases cortisone levels. High levels of this hormone can cause
the same problems as testosterone.

8. Anemia
Iron is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, which in turn supplies oxygen
to the hair cell.

9. Nutritional Deficiency
Hair cells are one of the most rapidly growing cells in the body and require an
ample supply of nutrients. Proteins, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins
and minerals nurture healthy hair.