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håravfall som kvinna orsaker

Hair loss as a woman

Hair loss for women differs from hair loss in men, both in appearance and the underlying causes of the problem.

For men, DHT is usually behind hair loss, while for women the situation is much more complex. The fact that women suffer from hair loss is often a combination of several things.

If you feel you’ve started losing more hair than usual lately, we can help – and it all starts with a free consultation.

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Hereditary hair loss

Hair loss as a woman is usually genetic

The most common reason why women suffer from hair loss is that it’s in the genes.

Heredity can skip a few generations, so just because you carry the genetics for hair loss doesn’t mean you’ll definitely get thin hair.

Some people have encoded in their genes that hair loss should start at a young age. Regardless, there are very good opportunities for treatment if it is started in time.

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kvinna är stressad och drabbas av håravfall

Stress

Stress and hair loss

If you’ve been under a lot of stress for a long time, have symptoms of exhaustion, or have been through physical or psychological trauma, your body often reacts by shutting down hair production.

However, the hair remains on the head during the stressful period. Therefore, it is difficult to make the connection to the stressful period itself.

Up to 6 months after the hair has been put into a resting phase, it falls off and then you can lose a lot of hair in a short time.

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Thyroid gland

Thyroid and hair loss as a woman

The thyroid gland is a small gland located at the front of the throat. It is one of the body’s most important glands and has a major impact on the body’s general condition, including the quality of hair and skin.

Through the production of the hormones T-3 and T-4, the thyroid gland controls important bodily functions such as metabolism, calorie burning, body temperature and heart rate.

Thyroid problems affect women far more often than men.

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Diseases

Hair diseases and hair loss

There are many hair diseases that lead to hair loss or bald patches on the head. Some diseases are easy to cure while others can only be slowed down as there is no permanent cure.

Some severe fevers or infections also trigger hair loss. These are classed as a physical stress on the body and then the hair loss can come several months after that period of illness.

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Nutrition deficency

Iron deficiency and hair loss

In women, iron deficiency is often a cause of hair loss. Usually this is due to an overly unbalanced diet or heavy menstrual periods.

However, it is difficult to determine whether it is precisely because of iron deficiency that you are losing hair.

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Medicine

Medications and hair loss

Some medications affect hair growth. For example, cancer drugs have a strong effect on hair growth.

Other medications that can cause hair loss include various types of antibiotics, antidepressants, anticoagulants and acne medications.

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Hormonal causes of hair loss in women

There are several hormonal reasons for female hair loss – including menopause, birth control pills and pregnancy.

Menopause

Female hair loss usually begins at menopause when the amount of estrogen in the body decreases. Oestrogen affects many organs in the body and the new hormone levels can affect hair growth. Medication with oestrogen alone does not usually make hair loss reversible.

The Pill

Some women lose hair while on the pill. This can usually be linked to when there is a change of contraceptive pills with a different hormonal composition than those previously taken.

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Hair loss after pregnancy

During pregnancy, many people find that their hair grows very well. This is because the body produces a lot of hormones during pregnancy. After giving birth, the body tries to return to its normal hormone production and you experience a lot of hair loss.

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Questions and answers

Do you offer PRP treatment to pregnant or breastfeeding women?

No, we do not offer PRP treatments to pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Is it possible to get your hair back after pregnancy?

With our PRP treatment, you can strengthen your hair follicles and get your hair growing again. However, it is not possible to revive dead hair follicles caused by pregnancy.

What helps against female hair loss?

First of all, it is important to determine the cause of your hair loss.

If you lose hair due to stress or vitamin deficiency, the main solution is to remedy this first. To accelerate hair growth and slow down your hair loss, our PRP treatment is an effective solution.

We recommend that you come in for a free consultationso that we can find the best solution for you.

Can menopause cause hair loss?

It is common for women to start losing hair at menopause. The hormonal imbalance can cause the body to react by letting the hair fall out.

The reduced amount of estrogen affects many organs in the body and it can also affect hair growth. A good solution for hair loss linked to menopause is PRP treatment.

How can a PRP treatment help against hair loss?

With PRP, we extract the body’s own growth factors, called platelets, which we then inject into the scalp.

The growth factors enlarge the size of the hair follicle, which is often shrunken and has been for a long time (if the hair loss has been going on for a long time). As the size of the hair follicle increases, the hair follicle is able to start producing a hair again of better and stronger quality.

In this way, the treatment can effectively prevent hair loss.

How much hair loss is normal?

Normally, we lose about 100 – 200 hairs a day. In some periods, hair loss can be more severe. But if you lose more than 200 hairs a day for a long period of time, it might be a good idea to check it out.

It may be a hormonal disorder or an underlying disease. A hair grows for about 6 years and then goes into a resting phase of 1 – 3 months before it falls off.

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