Hair loss: why?

Although hair loss is more common among men, there are many women who face this problem. Much of dermatological consultations have hair loss as the primary reason. Remain some folklore according to which hair loss is attributed to stress.

Actually, baldness can have multiple medical causes: endocrine, infectious, nutritional, inflammatory diseases of the scalp, etc.. Testosterone, the male hormone has a direct influence on hair loss. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a derivative of testosterone that occurs in most cases, hair loss. This is one of the main reasons for alopecia (hair loss), more common among men.

Testosterone is also present in women, in small quantities, but sufficient to lead to the formation of dihydrotestosterone, responsible for hair loss. Amount of testosterone in women vary, depending on various factors, including the elderly and the hereditary nature. Although variations in blood testosterone levels may be quite small, the effect is hair loss.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, hair loss can be caused by birth control pills. They stop ovulation by combined action of the hormones estrogen and progesterone or only progesterone, respectively. Women who are prone to hair loss through hormonal influence or are hypersensitive to the hormonal changes that occur in their bodies can suffer from alopecia in various degrees during the administration or, more often, every few weeks or months after stopping administration.

Not only hormones are to blame for hair loss. Sometimes the fault is ours … Among the worst mistakes that some women do, are aggressive treatments, namely the hair follicles. Aggressive chemical treatments such as permanent solutions used for lightening or coloring hair, or incorrectly used in excess, can cause massive hair loss and even damage the scalp.

Periods marked by high levels of stress, both physical and psychological (depression, pregnancy and childbirth, various diseases, surgery, exams, traumatic events) are responsible in some degree of hair loss.

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