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Hair Loss in Women

What you need to know

Hair loss is a common phenomenon that will affect over half of women during their lifetime. This hair loss can have a devastating effect on the confidence and femininity of those who experience it. Hair loss in women can result from a multitude of factors such as hormonal changes (including menopause), health issues, stress, or nutritional deficiencies.

Here are some of the main causes of hair loss in women:



Female pattern baldness, also known as female androgenetic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in women. It is inherited from parents and is linked to the sensitivity of hair follicles to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a sex hormone.

Hormonal Imbalance:

Hormonal fluctuations can contribute to hair loss in women. This can occur during pregnancy, after childbirth, during menopause, or due to hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Medical Treatments:

Some medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and the use of certain medications (e.g., blood thinners, anticonvulsants, or antidepressants) can lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.

Thyroid Disorders:

Thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, can cause hair loss in women. These conditions disrupt the hormonal balance and can affect hair growth.

Physical or Emotional Stress:

Stressful events such as a serious illness, major surgery, trauma, or significant emotional stress can trigger a condition called telogen effluvium, which causes temporary hair loss.

Diet and Nutritional Deficiencies:

An imbalanced diet, deficiency in iron, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin D, or protein can contribute to hair loss in women.

Excessive Styling or Aggressive Hair Treatments:

Frequent use of harsh chemicals like hair dyes, perms, relaxers, as well as excessive styling, tight braids, or frequent use of hot hairstyling tools, can damage the hair and lead to hair loss.

If hair loss concerns you

Schedule a consultation at the closest PAI clinic near you and get expert advice on the best solutions for your hair loss!

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    Online consultation form for women

    PAI Medical Group provides you with a simple tool to help you assess your hair loss situation. 

    Fill in the simple form for an interactive consultation with our hair loss experts.

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