Many men seem to experience hair loss due mainly to hereditary reasons. What are some of the reasons women experience hair loss?

Women can experience hair loss genetically and this is relatively common, much more common than the general public realizes.

Women also tend to experience hair loss more commonly than men due to hormone imbalances, other medical ailments and as a reaction to medications and/or chemotherapy.

Some of the medical conditions that can cause hair loss in females relatively commonly is iron deficiency anemia, thyroid abnormalities, hormone imbalances and as a side effect of medications prescribed by an internist or family doctor.

Generally, when females have hair loss it is suspected it is genetic in nature. A detailed family history and/or a scalp biopsy could confirm that the hair loss that is currently present on this individual patient is genetic and/or related to medical ailments.

Posted by: Dr. Charles