Female Hair Loss - No Longer a Secret

In recent years there has been a large increase in the number of women experiencing hair loss. What is unclear is whether female hair loss is actually increasing or if it is just that more and more women are coming forward about it. For years, women have suffered in silence, ashamed and afraid that anyone might notice their thinning hair line. Women suffering from losing their hair would turn to their hairdresser for a new haircut to hide their thinning hair or even begin to wear a wig in order to hide the problem. Thanks to the many advances made over the last several decades for men's hair loss, women started coming forward and today, there are over 35 million women in the United States that are known to be suffering some form of hair loss.
Telogen Effluvium
Telogen effluvium is one of the most common and well known forms of female hair loss. This is a temporary and dramatic change in the hair growth patter than typically follows a child birth or other major events. For years, obstetricians, midwives and pregnancy books have warned expectant mothers that they would have thick lush hair during their pregnancy and that most of it would fall out in the weeks following the baby's birth. This also occurs sometimes after a major surgery or if a woman starts on a crash diet. There have even been cases following a major emotional upheaval.
Hormonal Problems
More recent findings suggest that some female hair loss is linked to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Although this is a common hormonal problem in women, it often has no other obvious physical symptoms other than losing hair. Seeking treatment for the underlying health issue will usually correct the loss as well. Other studies have found links between thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies, chronic illnesses and drug interactions and hair loss. Because of the wide variety of potential causes, it is highly recommended that any woman that is experiencing a loss of hair should be thoroughly checked out by a physician to rule out anything serious.
If you are a woman that is losing her hair, the chances are that you feel very alone. Know that you are not, there are more than 35 million others suffering from the same thing. The best thing that you can do is consult your doctor, so that you can begin to seek treatment, and correct whatever it is that is causing your hair loss. Never lose hope and never give up, consult your doctor and then obviously your Gorgeous World is only a step away.

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