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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. According to medical research, around 40% percent of women suffer from some form of hair loss by the age of 50. 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

There are about 100,000 strands of hair on your scalp and it is normal to lose between 50 to 100 hair strands a day. If you start losing more than that, progress may lead to baldness or thinning hair problem. It is best to start treating hair loss as soon as possible. "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. It is a long established fact that female hair is a major part of her aesthetic beauty. Women with hair loss suffer psychological & emotional conditions, such as depression and anxiety affecting their self-confidence and quality of life. 

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. Excessive hair loss in women can be seen within two to three months after post childbirth. This is normal, and in most cases hair will grow back after several months.
  • Women’s hormonal imbalance, through menopause
  • At any stage when estrogen levels decrease and testosterone increases. 
  • Level change occurs when starting or stopping oral contraceptives, or birth control pills.
  • Scarring alopecia occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring. The condition occurs in African-American women and due to persistent tight braiding of hair, or inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring. Hair style that pulls the hair and roots as in wearing tight pigtails, and the use of tight hair rollers can cause hair loss. Chemical hair treatments such as perms and hair straightening may cause hair loss due to hair root damage. School-age children who suffer from large hair loss with bald spots and hair breaking off, should seek physician care immediately.
  • Medical illness Alopecia areata, causes hair to fall out in clumps and causes bald spots. In addition, the hair falls out in round patches about the size of a coin or larger.  The immune system attacks a person’s own hair follicles, causing the hair loss. It can progress to total scalp hair loss or complete body hair loss, called alopecia universals disease. Medical diagnosis will determine this autoimmune disease. 
  • Hormone glands over or under activity may cause hair loss such as in thyroid disease. Serious illness and disease, such as lupus, or fungal infections of the scalp such as eczema may cause hair loss. By product of a disease such as diabetes, glen tumors, or auto immune disease such as Lupus also may cause hair loss.
  • Tri-chotillomania is anxiety habits, such as, hair pulling or scalp rubbing, damaging the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Tri-chotillomania affects 2 percent of the population.
  • Severe weight loss due to crash dieting, bulimia, protein deficiency, essential fatty acid or zinc deficiency, low levels of iron and the amino acid L-lysine may effect hair loss.

Female Hair Loss Treatment Options - Dallas, TX

Medical doctor, or your medical care provider should be seen as soon as possible, when you are losing hair in large amounts after brushing, after a bath, on the bedding, or when your hair can be pulled out by the roots very easily. Most women do not understand the urgency to get treatment early and increase the chances to regrow their hair back with early treatments. Medical consultation should be taken as soon as possible to find the best care and treatment options with a goal to stop losing more hair.


"Ready to make a life change? We’re here to help you along your path to a beautiful, healthy head of hair. Our experts take great pride in helping achieve your hair restoration goal.” Marvin Friedman

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.

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