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Women's Hair Loss

When many people think of hair loss, they think of it as a problem affecting men. The truth is that a significant amount of women suffer from hair loss as well. While hair loss is not pleasant for a man, it is more acceptable by society for a man to be bald than for a woman. For this reason, hair loss in women can be emotionally devastating. Hair loss in women is also much more complicated to diagnose than hair loss in men. In men, the problem is usually hereditary. In women, there are many different circumstances and conditions that may cause hair loss.

Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in women. This type of hair loss usually occurs during menopause because of the decrease in estrogen. The cause of hair loss is directly related to testosterone levels. Normally, women have trace amounts of this hormone and the estrogen usually keeps it in check. When this delicate balance is disturbed there can be problems with hair loss. This type of hair loss can also be caused by a thyroid imbalance, pregnancy, certain diseases or medications. It is important for your doctor to determine the cause of hair loss before prescribing a treatment.

Telogen effluvium is the second most common cause of hair loss in women. This type of hair loss is not permanent. The hair follicles are just in a resting phase. The causes of telogen effluvium are many, but it is believed that stress and diet may be the two main culprits. This type of hair loss is also associated with chronic illness, childbirth, crash dieting and birth control pills.

Anagen effluvium is the third most common type of hair loss. This type of hair loss is well known because of its cause. The toxic drugs used to treat cancer cause anagen effluvium. This type of hair loss can also be caused by ingesting other toxic substances such as rat poison.

No matter what is causing your hair loss, you can find help at Axis Salon. A beautiful head of hair is possible, so visit Axis Salon today to find out about the wide range of options available to help you.

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