Different types of female hair loss

Hair loss affects around 50% of women in their lifetime. The most common form of permanent female hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, although the connection to a hormonal imbalance is less clear. This condition does have a hereditary link, meaning you may be genetically predisposed to it if you have a family history.

Hair requires a healthy diet and a well-functioning endocrine system to grow and stay healthy. There are a number of factors that can cause hair to fall out, from stress and lifestyle to medical conditions.

People have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head. It is considered normal to lose between 150 hairs per day, as the hair cycle is constantly cycling between the growth phase (Anagen), the transitional phase (Catagen), and the resting phase (Telogen).

Common Female Hair Loss Conditions

  • Telogen effluvium is sudden and rapid shedding of hair. This can be due to the side effects of medications, dietary deficiencies, systemic disease or stress.
  • Cicatricial alopecia (also called scarring alopecia) is a group of rare disorders that destroy hair follicles. The follicles are replaced with scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss.
  • Traction alopecia involves breakage of hair. It often occurs as a result of putting too much pressure on the hair through tight elastic bands, ponytails or braids.
  • Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder affecting the scalp and eyelashes. It often requires counselling and/or medication
  • Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp, which usually presents as bald spots with broken off hairs. Treated with oral antifungals, the condition is rarely seen in healthy adults.
  • Alopecia Areata occurs when the immune system attacks the hair follicles. It becomes evident through smooth bald patches on the scalp. In the majority of cases, the hair grows back.
  • Stress and lifestyle
  • Thyroid disease
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Mineral imbalances
  • Medications / treatments

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