Causes of Hair Loss

How women lose their hair

Hair loss in women is at an all-time high. In the United States alone, more than 20 million women are suffering from some type of hair loss and just under half are younger than 40-years-old. The majority of women fall under one of the following categories:

Female Androgenetic Alopecia (Female Pattern Baldness)

Once thought to be only present in post-menopausal women, many more women suffer from androgenetic alopecia than ever before. It shows up as diffuse (all over) thinning or it can show up in more concentrated areas, such as around the top, temple or crown areas of the scalp. This type of thinning is caused by androgens, primarily dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are generally present in smaller amounts. It can be caused by a combination of components such as hormones, birth controls, menopause, pregnancy and ovarian cysts. DHT initiates premature miniaturization of the hair follicle, until the follicle deteriorates. Therefore, the anagen phase is shortened and young, vellus, unpigmented hair isn’t able to grow and mature. Eventually, the follicle dies and the hair isn’t able to grow.

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Other types of diffuse hair loss

These could be issues caused by nutritional issues, metabolic disturbances or environmental factors. The hair loss could happen quickly or take months or even years.

When suffering from one of these types of hair loss, you should consult with your doctor to figure out the best way to stop the hair loss. However, Advance Hair Therapy Institute can help in encouraging the hair to grow back in a healthy environment. Contact us to schedule your complimentary scalp analysis to see if you’re a candidate!