What are the Causes of Female Hair Loss?
Hair loss in females can occur due to following causes:
Hair loss in women can occur due to excessive conversion of androgens into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Medical conditions that can lead to hair loss in women are:
- Gynecologic conditions as ovarian tumors, post-partum and post-menopausal states
- Thyroid disease
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Connective tissue diseases
- Stress from surgical procedures or severe emotional problems
A large number of drugs can cause hair loss in women. However, hair loss is reversible if the medicine is stopped. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause a type of hair loss called anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium can also be caused by the use of certain medicines.
Women who carry a family history of hair loss are susceptible to suffer from it.
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