Why the large numbers? Well, hair loss and women go hand in hand, unfortunately. Nearly everyone will experience some form of hair loss over their lifetime. It could be triggered by a poor diet lacking in specific nutrients. It can also be triggered by illness or emotional stress. One of the many reasons to consider may not be one that you have considered before such as the condition called androgentic alopecia.
This condition affects some 20 to 40 percent of women and is quite common after menopause. It can affect women as young as puberty, though. In this condition, the hair follicle becomes very small and unable to produce hair. The result is that the hair goes through a longer period of inactivity, reducing the amount of hair your body produces. This condition usually triggers only some follicles, in a specific region. This means that you may only have hair loss in one area.
When it comes to this condition, the trigger for it is generally the androgen hormone. Any significant change in hormones can trigger hair loss, especially this one. The hormones come from the activity of the ovaries as well as the activity of your adrenal glands. Pregnancy, menopause or other fluctuations in these hormones can bring on androgen alopecia. Some women will have a more pronounced effect than others, meaning that they will lose more hair or lose hair more rapidly.
Of course there are other causes of hair loss and women are often affected by them heavily. For those women that are dealing with androgentic alopecia, it is important to talk to your doctor. The hair loss is not normally permanent but can be treated with hormonal treatments if necessary. It is not uncommon for the condition to fix itself and then come back years later.
When considering your hair loss, it helps to know that this condition is common, non-permanent and can be rectified.