There are several reasons why women’s hair becomes thin. If you are experiencing hair loss, you are not alone. In many cases, causes can be diagnosed and treated. You just have to discuss hair loss with your doctors.
Here are some common factors that can contribute and cause hair loss:
Hair loss may be an avoidable result of our genes. Whether you like it or not, losing or thinning hair could run in your family.
High levels of selenium or vitamin A
Vitamin A that you’d find in a good multivitamin is enough already.
Low iron levels
Iron deficiency can also contribute to hair loss. Too much iron can also lead to health problems, so it is best to have your iron level checked first before taking an iron supplement.
Low estrogen levels
Hormonal changes can also cause hair loss. During menopause, women’s estrogen level begins to drop and shredding of hair may occur.
The medicines that you take may also lead to hair loss. You may consult your doctor for alternative medicine to take if this is the cause of your hair loss.
Post-pregnancy hormonal changes
After the first 1 to 6 months of delivery, mothers may shred a lot of hair. It may seem like excessive hair loss but it is only a natural hair growth cycle.
There is a recent study in men which says that smoking may increase hair loss. There is no particular study done about women. But one thing is clear; Smoking is harmful for multiple reasons.
Stress may also result to hair loss.
Hair loss may occur usually around two months after the illness.
Both an underactive and overactive thyroid can lead to hair loss.