Why am I losing my hair????
Hair loss in women is something rarely spoken about, a highly sensitive subject that many emotions attached to it; fear, embarrassment, shame, depression. "I'm losing my hair," women whisper to their hairstylist, "Can you do something to make it look thicker?" As a society we've made it acceptable for a man losing his hair to shave his head bald. Yet, if a woman suffers the same fate, she'd better wear a wig or a hairpiece, hide her hair loss from the world.
WebMD had this to say about alopecia (or, excessive hair loss). "There are a wide range of conditions that can bring on hair loss, with some of the most common being pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, Rogers says.Though there has been a link between menopause and hair loss, Roberts says she doesn’t think there is a direct correlation. It could be that menopause and hair loss just occur at the same age.Other reasons for hair loss include extreme stress; physical trauma like surgery or intense illness; dramatic weight loss over a short period of time; and taking too much Vitamin A, Roberts says. And hair loss can occur a couple of weeks to six months after any of these experiences." However, if you aren't experiencing any of the conditions listed above, your doctor may want to run blood tests to determine if there is an underlying medical condition.
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