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Hair Loss

Hair Loss

It is usual for all women to experience a degree of hair loss throughout their life. In fact it is normal lose around 100 hairs a day. However, excessive hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be upsetting and impact on self confidence.

Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors:

  • Lack of oestrogen / excess androgens (this may occur during pregnancy or the menopause)
  • Anaemia
  • Pituitary problems
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Psychological causes such as anxiety, stress or depression
  • Excess vitamin A
  • Lack of vitamins (B, C)
  • Lack of protein

Depending upon which factors have contributed to your symptoms, hair loss can be treated in the following ways: