What are the Most Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women?February 24th, 2009
Q: What are the most common causes of hair loss in women other than genes?
A: The most common causes for localized hair loss in women are traction (due to tight braiding) and alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that produces smooth round patches of hair loss).
Other than genetic (hereditary) thinning; generalized hair loss is most commonly caused by medications, anemia, and thyroid disease.Related Posts:
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Tags: Alopecia Areata, Anemia, Female Hair Loss, Genetic Hair Loss, Hair Loss in Women, Hair Thinning, Medication Side Effects, Round Patches of Bald Areas, Thyroid Disease, Traction Alopecia Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 24th, 2009 at 8:21 am