Hair loss isn’t just a problem for men

Baptist Health For You

Hair loss in womenIf you recall your mother crying that your antics were causing her to pull her hair out, she may have not been far from the truth. Traditionally considered a man’s disease, thinning hair and hair loss can also become a problem for women. Fortunately, in many cases, it’s temporary or treatable.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, women make up 40 percent of Americans suffering from hair loss. It’s normal to lose 100 hairs a day, but significant hair loss is a symptom of something else going on in the body, and you should see your doctor to find the root cause.

While factors such as normal aging or chemotherapy cancer treatment are commonly known to cause hair loss, many causes are harder to pinpoint. These include:

Female pattern baldness: More than half of all women with hair loss suffer from female pattern baldness, which runs in families, and…

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