In general men will succumb to hair loss more so than women, typically male pattern baldness. But hair falling out is common for women also. Whether you are a woman or a man there can be many factors that can be attributed to your hair falling out. These range from relatively common reasons such as stress through medical conditions such as an auto-immune disease.
When your hair begins falling out it can be alarming, it may happen when you shower in the morning, brushing your hair or even blow drying it. Hair falls out normally but when it becomes very noticeable, that is when it is time to take action. With women there are several factors that can be taken into consideration when trying to explain their hair falling out.
A phenomenon known as Telogen Effluvium can occur in women after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss or extreme stress. In addition to this phenomenon, certain medications such as antidepressants, beta blockers and certain types of anti-inflammatory drugs can cause you to notice your hair falling out.
Another known reason for a person to notice their hair falling out is a genetic condition known as androgenetic alopecia, which is the most common cause of a person’s hair to fall out.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes your body to not produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid hormone is responsible for a person’s metabolism. While hypothyroidism is associated with many symptoms, hair loss due to brittle hair is among them. On the flip side is hyperthyroidism. This is when your metabolism is sped up due to an increase in the thyroid hormone. It is less common than hypothyroidism but one of the symptoms is also your hair falling out.
There are many different types of autoimmune diseases in existence. One of these is Lupus, which affects about 1.5 million people and typically strike women in their childbearing years. The symptoms of Lupus are wide ranged but does include a person’s hair falling out.
Another medical condition that can cause a person’ hair to fall out is an iron deficiency. An iron deficiency is when a person does not have enough iron in their blood which then causes red blood cells to become incapable of carrying enough oxygen to the body. A person with an iron deficiency may notice their hair falling out. This is a relatively easy medical condition to rectify.
These are just a few of the general reasons for a person to notice their hair falling out. There are many more reasons this can occur. If you suspect one of these reasons maybe the reason your hair is falling out, give one of our experts at Riviera a call for a free, no obligation, and confidential consultation.