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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Hormones are necessary to our body then why they cause hair loss?

Yes of course hormones are very much necessary for the normal functioning of our body that’s why they are called as the elixirs of the human body. Because without the hormones our organs won’t get any direction or order to function and we will collapse, but sometimes these hormones are secreted in less or larger amount due to various reasons and cause hazardous health effects. but not all hormones cause hair loss in female but some of them yes.

The hair fall in women is different than in men. Usually, Hormonal hair loss is thought to be the temporary type & can be treated & controlled if diagnosed correctly & at an early stage. Below are some of the causes that contribute to hair loss in all females right from teenagers to elders.


DHT Hormone –Main culprit!

Women also have DHT in traces amount. As similar to its action in male pattern baldness it also contributes in females.

  • Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme 5 – alpha reductase.
  • The level of DHT binding to receptors in scalp follicles mainly in the crown area.
  • DHT shrinks hair follicles making it impossible for healthy hair to survive.
  • The hormonal process of testosterone converting to DHT which harms hair follicles happens in both men & women.
  • Under normal conditions, women have a minute fraction of the level of testosterone that men have but even a comes level can cause DHT – triggered hair loss in women.

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Thyroid related Hair loss:

Hair loss can also be caused by an imbalance of thyroid hormones. Hair fall or loss is also one of the main symptoms of hypothyroidism & paradoxically hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones affect every well in the body including the cells of the hair follicle. Thyroid hormone prolongs the growth phase of hair cycle& inhibits spontaneous rest phase of the hair growth cycle. So low levels or very high levels of thyroid hormone cause the sudden onset of rest phase leading to hair loss.

Menopause related Hair loss:

Women’s hormone levels decline as menopause approaches & drop sharply during menopause & beyond. The level of oestrogen hormone goes down as ovaries which secrets oestrogen becomes unfunctional so ultimately hair loss happens.


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Prolactin produced by pituitary glands located at the base of the brain. So during pregnancy & breastfeeding, it is normal for prolactin levels to rise. Hyperprolactinemia can cause hair loss.Hyperprolactinemia and hypothyroidism can cause hair fall in the female.


After pregnancy, the estrogen level in the body of mother goes down, as a result hairs go in resting phase which makes them come out the scalp. It will happen generally after the 12 weeks of delivery.


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Cortisol: Stress Hormone that can cause hair loss

High-Stress levels contribute to hair loss. Hair follicles respond to stress by turning off hair growth. Hyaluronan & proteoglycans are important to skin elements that are responsible for hair growth. High cortisol levels reduce synthesis accelerate the degradation of these two skin elements almost by 45% this leads to shortened growth cycle of hair consequent hair loss.


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Positive co- relation between hair loss & insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cell become resistant to insulin due to multiple factors such as poor lifestyle choices with insulin resistance pancreas produce more insulin, blood sugar level rises. Elevated blood sugar levels lead to higher cortisol levels  & free radicals and high cortisol level, as seen earlier definitely associated with hair loss.

All of these reasons are treatable & hairs can be saved. We advise you to see a doctor for proper diagnosis & seek a proper medication & treatment. You can also read through this section or visit our page where you will find out more information on hair loss in ladies.


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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment.

Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress due to work or mental situation etc. The following section helps you to understand phenomenon of loss of hair in women and ways to prevent hair loss.

The causes of hair loss in females:

Some of the causes are briefed here.

  1. Hair loss due to Certain Nutritional or Vitamin deficiencies: The subclinical nutritional deficiencies of Vit D3 , Vit B12 , iron are chiefly responsible for hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies in females. This can be prevented by following some good hair loss diet plan.
  2. Hormonal hair loss in women: Variation in hormonal levels in the female body has been found to be important reason for hair loss in women. Various hormones that contribute to hormonal hair loss in women are thyroid hormones, oestrogen, progesterone, FHS, LH etc. Also, life changing events like pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to hormonal imbalance in women which may contribute to temporary hair loss.
  3. Stress and hair loss in women: Both mental and physiological stress are increasingly becoming main contributors to hair loss in working women.

We at, HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, take care of hairs of our patients by providing them with the best hair loss treatment- customised cocktail therapy for hair loss which is based on proven medical research. Currently, finasteride and Minoxidil are mainstay treatment for hair loss in women and men- mainly to stop the progression of male pattern hair loss or baldness in females and males. Finasteride is a tablet which blocks the hormones- 5-alpha-reductase in the body which is responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases the vascularity i.e. blood flow of the scalp and promotes hair growth. Along with Finasteride and Minoxidil, various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro needling, and low level laser light therapy (LLLT therapy for hair loss) are done to treat hair loss.

In PRP hair loss treatment, concentrated growth factors extracted from our own blood are delivered to hair follicles on the scalp. In microneedling for hair loss, thousands of micro punctures are created in our scalp with the help of micro needling derma roller devices. These micro punctures results in released of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a red cold laser is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. LLLT treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy, growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair.

All these hair loss treatment & procedures along with medication are responsible for the great results. We have been lucky to treatment more than 119023 & counting hair loss & related patients at HairMD and ClearSkin- Laser and hair clinic and could deliver successful results over the period of 28 years under the umbrella of Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV- one of best dermatologist in Pune, Karad, Kolhapur.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologists or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.