As a woman, you won’t have to worry about losing your hair and going bald, as that is a problem for men, right? Well, generally speaking, yes. However, although excessive hair loss in women is rare, it is not impossible. If you happen to be experiencing it firsthand, it isn’t a nice feeling. Losing a little hair is perfectly normal, just check the drain after a shower or your hairbrush after brushing. If you are losing excessive amounts, there could be a reason which will need addressing. Here are a few causes for hair loss.
Hypothyroidism – The thyroid hormone plays a significant role in some physiological processes within the human body. In women, thyroid hormone problems could be the cause of excessive hair loss. With hypothyroidism (aka thyroid disease), the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Hair growth slows down, and it could potentially fall out. Other common symptoms include weight gain, lack of energy, depression, lethargy, and trouble sleeping. If you suffer from thyroid issues, you may wish to speak to trained experts who may recommend treatment such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT for short).
Iron Deficiency – Iron is an incredibly important mineral in the human body that plays a vital role in the production of hemoglobin. A lack of iron means the body will not have enough red blood cells, so less oxygen is carried around the body to the cells. This lack of oxygen can result in a lack of energy, causing fatigue. Other symptoms include pale skin, weakness, and hair loss. To help rectify the issue, consider investing in a good quality iron supplement, and consume more iron-rich whole foods such as red meat, leafy greens, and seafood.
Too Much Styling – Let’s face it, most women’s hair goes through a lot on a weekly basis. You style it, dye it, blow dry it, curl it, and straighten it. You use sprays, gels, oils, and mousses. Exposure to too much heat and chemicals can damage your hair, and if you aren’t careful, can result in hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss, give your hair a break and don’t use any chemicals or heat treatments on it for several weeks, and see if you notice any improvements.
For more information on HRT, contact Metro MediSpa at 888-637-7228 or 910-599-9925.