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  • Women's Hair Loss

    Hair loss is important in any gender, but it’s especially important in women because it’s their definition point of personal style, it’s their crowning glory. So when general hair loss occurs, panic ensues.

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    <p>&nbsp;Local <a href="">Family Physician</a> discusses women&rsquo;s hair loss.</p>

     Local Family Physician discusses women’s hair loss.

  • What is Women's Hair Loss

    Hair loss is a significant concern for both genders, but it holds a particular significance for women as their hair is a defining aspect of their personal style and beauty. Sudden hair loss can cause anxiety and distress. However, it is essential to understand that hair growth occurs in cycles of rest and growth, typically lasting three months. For instance, if someone has undergone a stressful event, they may experience hair loss after three months.


    When women come in with hair loss issues, we often find that those with polycystic ovaries tend to develop androgenetic alopecia. This occurs due to the breakdown of testosterone and DHA into DHT, caused by an abnormal enzyme. As a helpful assistant, I always recommend investigating the root cause of hair loss in women, which is crucial. In addition to polycystic ovaries, we also explore potential causes such as anemia or medications that the women are taking.

    It is common for women to undergo blood work to determine the cause of hair loss. It is crucial for them to discuss all relevant factors with their physician in order to address the issue effectively. If you have questions about hair loss in women, contact a local family physician or gynecologist. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition.

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