Why is my hair falling out? 9 triggers of female hair loss

Why is my hair falling out 9 triggers of female hair loss

On average, a normal person loses up to 50 to 100 strands a day, as hair is going through cycles and new hair replaces the older one. But, in the case you are shedding more than that, it can be a sign of serious hair loss condition. Most of us assume that the hair loss is men’s only problem, however, this is not the case, as a huge amount of women also suffer from it.

There are various triggers behind hair loss and pointing out the exact reasons behind your condition can be difficult to understand. To identify the real causes, you must see a hair specialist in your vicinity. Here are the 9 potential triggers of female hair loss.


One of the most common causes of hair loss in both (men and women) is genetics. The particular gene that is responsible for triggering the hair loss condition is transferred from parents to their children. This hereditary hair loss is also called as Alopecia Areata or Female/male pattern baldness.

The men with androgenic Alopecia lose hair from their crown and over time go completely bald. However, this hereditary condition behaves differently in women, as they might not go bald but experience hair thinning from all over the scalp. Since women hair transplant in Dubai is for the bald ones, there exist some non-surgical therapies to treat the diffuse pattern hair loss in women.

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism (Thyroid diseases)

The thyroid is a tiny organ of the human body but it is responsible for some vital body functions. It produces hormones that are responsible for functions like heartbeat, metabolism, and changes in mood. In the case your thyroid is producing a lesser amount of hormones, you are said to have a disease known as hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid). On the other hand, if your thyroid is producing more hormones, it is called hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). This thyroid disorder, if left untreated for a longer period can cause severe hair loss.

Child Birth

During the pregnancy, women may notice that their hair grow fast. This happens because everything is in a growing phase due to the surge of hormones (estrogen). Since the growth period stays for longer, the normal shedding does not occur in between that. Once a woman gives birth to a child, the estrogen level goes back to the normal state and hair retains its normal growth cycles. In this way, women may lose clumps of hair that were held for last 8-9 months. This type of hair loss is a temporary condition and you may be able to restore your hair after few months.

Nutritional Deficiency

Few essential nutrients such as proteins, iron, and vitamins are basic building blocks of hair. In the case you are suffering from nutritional deficiency, you tend to get several medical problems along with hair loss. Hair transplant surgeons in Dubai suggest undergoing non-invasive therapies for such a type of hair loss. Moreover, having a diet enriched with proteins and other necessary nutrients is an answer to hair loss due to nutritional deficiency.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

The polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder in women, which is caused by the production of an excessive amount of male hormones (androgen). It is a hereditary condition that causes weight gain, fatigue and hair loss in women.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system tends to attack your own body cells, including hair follicles. In this way, hair follicles fall out causing severe hair loss. Recent studies reported that numerous amount of women who are having hair loss are suffering from Alopecia Areata.

The hair loss due to Alopecia Areata occurs in the form of patches all over the scalp. If the condition gets worse, it can cause complete baldness and is called as Alopecia totallis.

Over styling

Tight hairstyles such as braids, weaves, and ponytails, if kept for a longer period, may weaken the hair follicles because of too much pressure, ultimately cause hair loss. Styling tools that exert heat and chemicals on the hair are also damaging for your hair follicles. Because these can actually affect the root of the hair follicles, keeping them from hair growth.

Dramatic Weight loss

Sudden weight loss is supposed to be a form of trauma that can result in many health problems along with hair loss.

It can also happen if you are not consuming enough nutrients. Having an unhealthy dieting regimen can trigger nutritional deficiency that causes hair loss.

Physical Stress

Stress either physical or emotional can trigger hair loss in both, men and women. Physical trauma such as an accident, surgery or any other illness can disturb the normal hair cycles and cause Telogen effluvium, which is a temporary hair loss condition.

If you are having hair loss, don’t go for treatment before assessing the triggers behind that condition. In this regard, Hair Transplant Dubai clinic provides you a FREE session with one of the top hair transplant surgeons. In this session, your scalp is examined for possible hair loss conditions and the expert surgeon suggest you the best suitable remedy for that.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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