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Hair loss in women

The most prominent causes of chronic (long-term) hair loss in females are iron deficiency anaemia, associated hormonal irregularity and hypothyroidism. Acute causes include stress, pregnancy,lactation, medicines, associated systemic illness.Hair loss in women starts from the central partition and extends peripherally on both the sides.

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1) Does irregular period cause significant hair fall?

Irregular periods might be due to irregular hormonal levels in the body which is an important cause of hair fall. Polycyclic ovarian disease is a common diagnosis often diagnosed secondary to this. Ultrasonography of pelvic region to look for ovarian architecture and levels of hormones are useful in diagnosing this entity.

2) My haemoglobin is low,can it cause hair fall

3) I am a hypothyroid, can it cause hair thinning and hair loss?

Yes. Consultation with an endocrinologist is important. The tendency of hair thinning persists through the life in hypothyroid patients.

4) Is hair fall in pregnancy and lactation normal?

Yes. It is a physiological stress for the body. The body perceives as a stress for the hair cycle and causes hair loss. This gets better in 3 to 6 months without medicines also but can be supplemented with medicines to make it better a little quicker.

5) Can medicines alone improve hair loss in women?

In most women, hair loss can be made better with treating the underlying problems. Also non surgical modalities like PRP and microneedling/dermaroller can be added to give better and quicker results.

6) Is hair transplant an option for extensive female hair loss?

Yes. Patients with extensive hair loss where hair roots have been lost to significant extent, then surgical implantation of roots in these areas lead to significant change in the density of the patient. It is safe procedure and yields satisfying results in these patients. Refer to Female Hair transplant section

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