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Female hair loss & treatments in Dallas DFW hair restoration for women

Women's Hair Loss & Treatment Dallas TX

Dallas TX female hair loss specialist guide to women's hair loss and baldness.  Hair loss due to medical or genetic pattern baldness, androgenic alopecia. More than 30 million women in the United States suffer hair loss thinning hair or baldness in some form. One in five women suffers from female hair loss, Androgenetic Alopecia. Women's hair loss makes up forty percent of total hair loss sufferers in America. The 1999 survey by AC Nielsen in Singapore showed that hair loss affects 23 percent of men and 21 percent of women. "Female hair loss effect self-image and emotional pain on women with hair loss," said Marvin Friedman, a hair restoration specialist at Nu Hair of Dallas, Texas. Nu Hair in Dallas-Fort Worth staff recognizes that hair loss may affect how you feel about yourself.

What may cause (alopecia) hair loss in women?

Some of the most common hair loss causes, other than Androgenetic Alopecia; female pattern baldness is stress-related hair loss. Telogen effluvium is the second most common type of hair loss. Telogen effluvium includes changes in hormone levels such as with childbirth and menopause. Stress can increase the speed of the hair loss process of individuals who have genetically inherited the trait. Severe stress, such as the loss of a loved one, severe illness or major surgery, may lead to hair loss.

Additionally, prescription drugs, chemo and radiation therapies, and diseases, such as circulatory disorders and arthritis, can cause hair loss. Temporary hair loss may start by medication side effects, such as blood pressure drugs, Beta Blockers for depression, oral contraceptives as artificial Estrogens, Naproxen Sodium (Nuprin) and others. Also, excessive intake of iron or vitamin A is toxic and can cause hair loss. Some illnesses may lead to thinning hair, including thyroid disease, overactive or underactive thyroid gland, ringworm, syphilis, and even high fever. 

Ringworm of the scalp is a fungal infection affecting the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Ringworm is contagious and is most common in children.  Prescribed treatments of lotions or oral drugs may help hair regrowth. Furthermore, skin cancer can directly destroy hair follicles. Also, burns permanently damage the exposed skin deeply, causing baldness.

What are the physiological effects of hair loss?

Psychological effects of hair loss vary widely. Some people barely pay attention to their thinning hair and others being affected so severely that even a small amount of hair loss can limit their ability to feel comfortable in social situations and work. Many women are emotionally affected even when thinning is in its very early stage. For men, it is “OK to be bald. However, any hair loss in women is socially unacceptable.

What health issues may cause hair loss in women?

  • Pregnancy and the months after labor, post-partum
  • Women who go through menopause
  • Female hormonal imbalance
  • At any stage when estrogen levels decrease and testosterone increases. 
  • Level change occurs when starting or stopping oral contraceptives, or birth control pills.
  • Anxiety habits, such as compulsive hair pulling. The psychological cause also affects hair loss. 
  • Scarring alopecia occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring.
  • Medical illness Alopecia areata, causes hair to fall out in clumps and causes bald spots, which may progress to complete hair loss. Medical diagnosis will determine this autoimmune disease. 

Nu Hair of TX is at the forefront of the Dallas hair restoration scene and is a top hair replacement provider with Transitions International Hair Restoration Group. To schedule, your private consultation to discuss your treatment results expected, and your exact cost, please call us 972-490-7766 or use the CONTACT form with any questions or concerns. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Dallas-Fort Worth Hair Restoration Hair Loss Specialist