Coping With Hair Loss: You're Not Alone

When a woman experiences hair loss, it is very easy for them to feel like they are the only person in the world with that problem. This is especially the case if you are younger. You are not alone! Read on to find out more about women hair loss, the causes and the treatment options as well.

Hair loss myths

“I’m losing a bit of hair, so I am going to lose it all!”

Ladies, don’t panic! If you notice a bit of your hair falling out it doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to go bald. If you are concerned then by all means you should see a consultant. They will be able to give you a certain answer. But don’t freak yourself out! Every single person loses hair every single day. In fact, you can lose anything up to approximately 100 hairs a day. So, a few strands of hair falling out is no reason to panic.

“You straighten your hair loads; it is going to fall out one day”

Admittedly, excessive use of hair straighteners can result in damage. But, hair straightening and alike does not result in permanent loss of hair. So, don’t feel you need to go out of the house with a frizzy mane simply because you are afraid to straighten it because you feel you will lose your hair – it won’t happen! And don’t forget, this applies to everything from hair tongs to a blow dryer!

“If you cut your hair frequently you will reduce the chance of losing it”

A lot of people seem to think that if they cut their hair a lot then it will grow back thicker. Therefore, they come to the conclusion that they reduce the chance of losing their hair because they are frequently engaging in the hair regrowth process. This is all wrong. When you cut your hair it does not grow back thicker. Sometimes it may feel thicker, but this is simply because your hair is generally a lot thicker at the base.

Different reasons for lair loss
Let’s deal with the different causes of hair loss. These are varied. A lot of women suffer from hair loss because of hormonal reasons. Female pattern baldness is a common type of hair loss and it occurs because certain sex hormones have triggered a specific pattern of permanent hair loss. This is indeed more common with men, but it does occur in women too. Pregnancy, menopause, the discontinuation of birth control pills and childbirth are all reasons behind hormonal changes which can then consequently lead to hair loss.

In addition to this, another reason why many women suffer from hair loss is because of a side effect that has occurred from a medical problem. This can be anything from scalp infections, to alopecia areata, to thyroid problems, to various skin disorders – such as lupus. Furthermore, medication used to treat certain illnesses can also result in hair loss. This includes drugs that are used to treat any of the following; high blood pressure, cancer, heart problems, depression and arthritis. Finally, a lot of people do not realise it but stress can actually be a cause of hair loss as well. If you have experienced a great emotional or physical shock then hair loss could be a side effect. This could be anything from losing a family member to a sudden weight loss.

Treatments for hair loss

Nevertheless, whilst the reasons for hair loss may be varied what really matters is the treatments that are available. The good news is that these are in their numbers as well. A good place to start is by heading down to your local wig store if you have become self-conscious about your hair loss and you are worried that people can see it.

A lot of people mistakenly believe that their only option when suffering from hair loss is to have surgery. However, this is definitely not the case. There are medications available as well. The best thing to do is see an experienced professional who will assess the type of hair loss you are suffering from. They will then be able to tell you which treatment is best for you. Every case of hair loss is different. What works for one may not work from the other. There are indeed surgical options. The most popular of which is the modern follicular transfer procedure. As mentioned medications, such as Minoxidil, are available. In addition to this, there are a lot of natural remedies, such as special conditioners and creams.

If you are suffering from hair loss, then don’t suffer alone. Book an appointment with an experienced consultant and discuss the options at your disposal. You can also look online and talk to people in forums that are going through the same thing as you.

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