The Main Causes of Thinning Hair In Women

The Main Causes of Thinning Hair In Women

Find out the main causes of thinning hair in women and how to treat them

Did you know that some of the main causes of thinning hair in women include illness, chemicals and medication? Your hair growth cycles are important because those are the times when new hair is generated, but when a growth cycle is interrupted, hair loss occurs. On average, people lose anywhere from fifty to a hundred strands of hair a day, which is perfectly normal. When shampooing, slightly more hair is lost. How to tell if you are losing too much hair? When you wake up, check your pillow for an unusually large amount of hair. Also, be mindful when brushing your hair and see how much actually comes off onto the brush. When visiting your doctor, you can ask for preliminary blood work to be drawn, which can test to make sure the thyroid gland or an autoimmune disease is not responsible for the hair loss. Read The Facts About Thinning Hair And Hair Growth for a list of solutions and causes of thinning hair in women.

Certain medications have been known to interfere with the growth cycle of hair, as well as other physical conditions that cause stress on the body, including menopause, pregnancy and psoriasis. Other causes of thinning hair in women include physical trauma such as an accident or surgery, dramatic weight loss and even taking too much Vitamin A. Be sure to take note if any of the above has happened to you and visit your doctor for potential recommendations, including switching over to a different medication and supplements if you believe that your current medication is the culprit responsible for your hair loss. Be sure to check out 7 Ways To Make Thinning Hair Look Great for a series of volume enhancing cuts and styles that will help disguise your thinning hair.

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wow taking to much vitamin A. Nice to know that.

by EricaF123 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 03:19PM Report as inappropriate

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