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Health-Related Reasons For Hair Loss in Women

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day. On days when the hair is washed, it can be up to 250, says WebMD who talked to Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist at a private practice in Rancho Mirage, Calif. So while a little bit of hair loss in the shower and throughout the day is normal, but when women experience an unusual amount of hair loss, it’s most likely due to an underlying health condition.

Widow’s peaks, bald spots, thinning hairlines, and comb over’s— typical for aging men who have a family history of male pattern baldness. However, for women, hair loss or thinning locks typically indicate another underlying health issue. Most often, it’s one of these 20 health-related culprits that cause sudden hair loss in women…

1. Pregnancy

You really give your body over to growing and supporting new life when pregnant. If you don’t believe that statement ask one of the gassy, hemorrhoid-suffering, migraine anguished women out there. The mix of stress and hormones can also cause temporary hair loss—both during pregnancy and after a difficult delivery.

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