Dr. Kassam Getting to the Bottom of Hair Loss in Women
Getting to the Bottom of Hair Loss in Women
Hair plays a big role in who we are and how we see ourselves when we look in the mirror. Hair is a reflection of your health history over the last 6-18 months. Both men and women can experience hair loss with the causes of it being multifactorial. It is important to note that a certain amount of hair loss occurs naturally with ageing. An average woman loses about 50-100 strands of hair per day. More hair loss can be observed on days hair is washed and/or combed. So you may notice less hair loss on days these activities are not performed. Pay attention to the daily loss of hair and not on the days you just wash your hair. On the other hand, losing clumps of hair, noticing bald spots or patchiness can be more of a serious issue that needs to be addressed. In order to get to the root cause of hair loss, it is important to review your general health status and lab work so that treatment can take an individualized approach.
Top reasons for hair loss in women
What can you do to get to the root cause?
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Treatment of hair loss first and foremost depends on the cause, whether it be improving nutrient intake and absorption or enhancing production and function of various hormones. Be sure to be thorough in the work-up in getting at the root cause of hair loss before just supplementing!
The advice in this article is for informational purposes only. It does not replace the care of a Naturopathic physician.