Alopecia in Women
Different forms of a medical condition that causes alopecia in women. For example, if you have lupus, you may lose your hair as a result of damage to the follicles or the hair follicles going into “resting” phases during flare-ups.
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause your hair to thin or fall out. Hypothyroidism means that you don’t produce enough hormones. Therefore, your metabolism slows, and it can affect your hair follicles. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when you produce too many thyroid hormones, which alters the growth and resting phases that your hair goes through.
You could experience hair loss as a result of a vitamin deficiency. If you’re anemic, you’re at risk for hair loss as well. Your body needs protein and various vitamins to grow. Without them, your hair may not regenerate as it should.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that causes your ovaries to develop fluid follicles – small fluid collections. With this condition, your ovaries don’t release an egg as they should. You may lose hair as the result of the hormonal imbalance.
Psoriasis may affect your scalp. The hair loss occurs where the psoriasis is. If you develop ringworm or another infection affecting your scalp, your hair may thin.
There are many possible medical conditions that causes hair loss. The list above is just a sample of a few of them. The best source to find out what is going on with your hair is to seek medical professional first.
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