Female Hair Loss

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Hair Loss Causes in Women
Hair Loss Causes in Women

At City Clinics, we appreciate that some may find hair loss a rather traumatic experience. We understand the belittling effect it has on self-confidence, and that is why we aim to put a stop to it. Allow us to join you in this new chapter by assessing the causes of your specific hair loss. Together we can achieve what's best for you.

As discussed in the 'Male Hair Loss' page, you may be aware that "androgenetic alopecia" is also identified as male-pattern baldness. However, this condition is also apparent in females and in particular, as they age. Though it is less predictable in women, there are distinct types of hair loss and, the following categories below show the various kinds.

Pregnancy
Pregnancy

The duration of which a woman is pregnant, her body experiences many stresses and undergoes a lot of changes, particularly with the differences in hormone levels.

There is an increased level of oestrogen - a hormone responsible for hair growth in women. When pregnant, this hormone is in abundance and as such, hair growth will remain stable during this time.

However, post-pregnancy the hormones revert to as they were before, and this can also affect hair. As the oestrogen levels drop, the hair can shed up to 60% concurrently, which can be quite distressing.

Nonetheless, this change is generally only temporary, and the hair should start to grow after a few months, adjusting to normal, as hormone levels achieve their balance again.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A hormonal disorder (also referred to as PCOS) that can affect 1 in 5 women in the UK. Sufferers of PCOS may suffer from increased levels of testosterone and possibly even DHT.
Menopause
Menopause

Females encounter changes to both their hair and body during the stage of menopause. Naturally, women experience decreased levels of oestrogen as they age; this is an essential factor that causes the menopause. Despite the typical symptoms of mood swings and hot flushes, it is common to experience hair thinning, hair loss and a receding hairline.
Anaemia
Anaemia

One who produces decreased levels of haemoglobin or red blood cells is said to be anaemic, if there is also a lack of iron in the blood, this is known as iron deficiency anaemia. This type of anaemia can cause hair to thin and fall. Iron is a vital mineral that contributes to healthy hair growth. If you feel that this is of concern, please ensure to take a blood test to monitor the iron levels, as it is possible to notice an increase in hair growth as the levels return to normal.
Other Causes
Other Causes

If you feel your situation differs from the above, please do not hesitate to visit the clinic and book a free consultation with our doctors. We have only considered some of the common conditions that arise, and aware that there are other factors, do not be alarmed if yours does not match with the above. Seek your tailored self-assessment today, to receive the best package that works for you.

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