Women develop what is called female-pattern baldness resulting in female hair loss whereby the hair becomes thin and very sparse over the whole scalp. Baldness with women can cause various psychological factors as well adding more stress and eventually they end up on a merry-go-round situation.
Doctors are frequented regularly in the hope they can cure the hair loss condition. They in turn ask about your diet and what medications you are taking, if there have been any recent illnesses and the type of hygiene used to keep your scalp healthy.
The doctor will also question your menstrual cycles, how many pregnancies as well as if you are older your menopause symptoms. You will have a full medical examination and blood tests will be carried out or the doctor will take a biopsy sample from the scalp just to see if there are any infections that may be causing the problem. This becomes extremely costly and is ongoing.
There is a definite conclusion with regards to a healthy intake of essential vitamins and minerals as well as iron and magnesium which promote hair and nail growth. Set out a menu for yourself with all the foods you need to eat that promote healthy strong hair. And consult a dietician who will guide you.
During pregnancy most women have a lush and healthy head of hair and after the birth some women tend to suffer hair loss again this is due to hormonal change but soon after the hair will return to normal functioning. Many drugs are also known to cause hair loss such as chemotherapy and anticoagulants, birth control tablets and antidepressants to mention but a few.
You must also seek professional help and obtain a true diagnosis of what is actually causing this condition first and foremost. You might have a disease or underlying problem that needs to be attended to. Do not play doctor and try and make your own diagnosis or do the self treatment thing. Yes do use a natural shampoo and cream as it can only enhance your hair loss condition but will not treat a medical condition that may be causing the hair loss in the first instance.
These are some of the medical conditions that can also cause hair loss in women like renal failure, thyroid or liver disease, childbirth or stopping or starting the birth control pill, severe stress even very high fevers. Have a general or even local anaesthesia is known to cause hair loss but only for a short while and the body then returns to normal around 6 weeks after having anaesthesia. Anaemia as well as hypo and hyperthyroidism and a deficiency in essential fatty acids can result in hair loss, just to name a few.
The more you stress about your hair loss the more you are worsening your condition. So take a deep breath and firstly find out what is causing the hair loss, then take it from there and with whatever medications you are given for the illness causing the problem, use natural hair care products as well and give yourself a few months to recover. You will defiantly see a marked difference all round.