What causes hair loss and hair thinning in women?

It is difficult for women to feel attractive when they start experiencing hair loss and balding. On this page, you will be learning more about the hair loss process and some of the treatment options.

There are many reasons why women could be experiencing hair loss:

• 1- Poor diet
• 2- Hormone imbalance
• 3- Low progesterone levels in the body
• 4- Stress
• 5- Thyroid dysfunction
• 6- Birth control pills and other medication
• 7- Pregnancy
• 8- Low iron
• 9- Excessive Vitamin A levels
• 10- Certain medications for high blood pressure, for gout and arthritis, blood thinners.

When the levels of progesterone in women fall because of lack of ovulation, the production of the adrenal cortical steroid (androstenedione) increases.

Androstenedione gives women some androgenic properties (male like), and in this case women start experiencing a male-like hair loss.

When progesterone levels are increased by using natural progesterone supplementation, the androstenedione levels will go down. After a few months, your hair will start growing back again.

Hair loss affects close to 80 million men and women (25 million are women). On the average, one loses between 50 to 125 from the head daily, and in general, one grows 1/2 inch or 1 cm per month.

Follicles grow in cycles. Since not all grow at the same time, there are periods of rest for the follicles. During this rest period, the hair may remain in the follicle for a long time or it may fall out.

The follicle actually shrinks during the rest period and the dermal papilla cells are separated from the bottom of the follicle. When the rest period is over, the follicle grows down to meet the dermal papilla again and the cells begin generating another one.

This cycle goes on for a lifetime. For many of the hairs that are typically treated by permanent methods, the active growth period may only last for two weeks while they are still growing.

It takes 8-12 weeks for a hair to grow from the base of the follicle to the surface of the skin.

What this means is that if you take one out, you may have to wait 8-12 weeks for it to grow again. Hairs you see growing a week later in the same area are from different follicles.

For women, thinning hair can occur throughout the entire scalp or in random patterns.

In many cases, hormonal changes will cause thinning over the entire scalp, while certain medical treatments can result in spotty or total hair loss (blood-thinning drugs, some blood pressure inhibitors and Warfarin prescribed for gout).

If you are experiencing hair loss, you should consider natural progesterone supplementation. Natural progesterone cream is your best solution for your loss!

Natural progesterone has been formulated into a reliable, inexpensive, natural cream with no known side effects and it is made from plants, not chemicals or drugs.

When you start using the recommended doses of natural progesterone cream, allow 3 to 4 months for your body to reach the so-called "physiologic equilibrium".

At this point, you should be able to judge for yourself, because the thinning of your hair should slow or cease and you should start feeling more hormone balanced. Read more about natural progesterone supplementation.

Natural progesterone has an important role in helping to restore hormone balance in the body.

One of the safest hormonal supplements, progesterone is essential in regulating estrogen, testosterone, aldosterone and cortisone.

Natural progesterone supplementation has very positive benefits and has no known side effects. Women have been using it safely for the last 40 years.

The easiest and most effective form to use is natural progesterone CREAM. Natural progesterone will balance estrogen dominance.

All you do is apply it directly to your skin where it can be absorbed into the underlying fat layer. Then, the natural progesterone will be absorbed into the bloodstream on a continuous basis as the body needs it.

Losing ones hair may also occur due to dieting. Diet programs which are designed or administered under the direction of a physician with prescribed meals, dietary supplements and vitamin ingestion have become popular.

Sometimes the client is told the vitamins are a necessary part of the program to prevent hair loss associated with dieting. However, the vitamins cannot prevent hair loss associated with rapid, significant weight loss.

Vegetarianism and dieting can also cause hair loss if they cause iron deficiency. Iron and zinc supplements should be taken if the diet does not provide enough on its own.

If you are experiencing hair thinning because you've just had a baby or you're going through premenopause or menopause, then go to the vitamins and supplements section.

When taking Total Balance Women’s Premium, you should also take Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for better health.

These fish oils can help you reduce cholesterol, lower triglycerides, thin the blood and they can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids health rewards are well documented!

Fish oils also improve your mental health, help reduce inflammation, improve arthritis symptoms and they are a mood enhancer.

Exercise is also recommended to avoid chronic illnesses and reduce hormone imbalance.

A regular daily regimen of at least 30–45 minutes of brisk bicycling, treadmill, stair climber, strider, bicycle or any other fitness equipment will reduce your risks of developing coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer and diabetes.

Get started! Find a form of exercise that you enjoy! Make sure you make it an almost every day habit!

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