The causes of hair loss
Women often struggle with the problem of hair loss. For a woman, alopecia, thinning or difficult regrowth of hair is a huge problem and stress. The most common cause of hair loss in both women and men is:
– Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), i.e. gradual hair loss, usually from receding hairline. It is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women. It should be noted that this problem increases with age and affects as much as 30-40% of the population of women over 50. The basic process taking place within the hair follicles is the progressive miniaturization and gradual transformation of healthy, long hair into the so-called down hair. This results in progressive thinning and thinning of the hair.
– Telogen effluvium (TE) alopecia, which often starts quite suddenly and can lead to extensive hair thinning. This is due to metabolic, hormonal, or drug-induced stress. There are three main varieties: acute, chronic, and chronic diffuse. The most common causes of telogen effluvium: diseases with fever, viral and bacterial diseases, nutritional deficiencies (e.g. zinc, iron, biotin, fatty acids, B vitamins), malnutrition, mental stress, post-traumatic or operational shock, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, tumors (ovaries, pituitary and adrenal glands), neoplastic diseases, connective tissue diseases, malabsorption syndrome, skin diseases, heavy metals (lead, mercury, selenium, thallium, arsenic).