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Women Hair Loss Cause

Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which are binds to hair follicle oil glands. DHT is the enemy of hair follicles. Unlike men, women has some trace of testosterone under normal conditions. Even a minute rise of testosterone in women cause big problems.

Main Causes of Women Hair Loss

  • Andogenic Alopecia
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Traction alopecia
  • Anagen Effluvium - Anagen Effluvium is a common type of hair loss in treating with chemotherapy. Since chemotherapy targets your body’s rapidly dividing cancer cells, your body’s other rapidly dividing cells such as hair follicles in the growing (anagen) phase, are also greatly affected. Soon after chemotherapy begins approximately 90 percent or more of the hairs can fall out while still in the anagen phase.
  • Oral Contraceptives - It is one of the most popular forms of birth control methods today. Millions of women are using it now a days as a contraceptive. This pill suppresses ovulation by the combined actions of the hormones estrogen and progestin or in some cases progestin alone. Those who have a history of hair loss in their family should be careful while using birth control pills as they can effect on normal hair growth.
    Low-androgen index birth control pills are advise by AHLA if there is a strong predisposition for genetic hair loss in your family. Some of the low androgen pills are Desogen, Ortho-Cept, Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Micronor, Nor-Q D, Ovcon-35, Brevicon/Modicon, Ortho Norvum 7/7/7, Ortho Novum 10-11, Tri-Norinyl, Norinyl and Ortho 1/35, Demulen 1/35, Triphasil/Tri-Levien, Nordette, Lo/Ovral, Ovrette, Ovral, Loestrin1/20, Loestrin 1.5/30.

Women Hair Loss