Causes of female alopecia and treatment

Fragile and thin hair, excessive hair loss, thinning hair: these are just some of the symptoms of female alopecia, a problem that affects around 30% of women of childbearing age, creating discomfort and negatively affecting self-esteem.

But what causes hair loss in women and how can we combat it? In this article, we explore the main causes of female alopecia and find out how Stanartis hair care products can help you regain the thick, healthy hair you desire.

What is alopecia

Alopecia, commonly called baldness, is a condition characterised by progressive hair loss. It can affect both men and women, manifesting itself in different forms and with different severities, including:

  • Androgenetic alopecia: the most common form, characterised by a progressive thinning of hair in the lateral and frontal areas of the head;
  • Alopecia areata: an autoimmune condition causing hair to fall out in round or oval patches;
  • Alopecia telogen effluvium: a condition of temporary hair loss caused by stress, hormonal imbalances or other factors.

Cause of alopecia

The causes of hair loss in women can be diverse and often complex, including:

  • Genetic factors: A family predisposition increases the risk of developing the problem;
  • Hormonal imbalances: hormonal imbalances, such as those occurring during the menopause or after childbirth, can cause hair loss;
  • Stress: chronic stress can negatively affect the hair growth cycle, leading to hair loss;
  • Diet and nutritional deficiencies: a diet deficient in essential nutrients such as iron, zinc or biotin can weaken hair and promote hair loss;
  • Taking certain medications: some medications, such as chemotherapy or antidepressants, can cause hair loss as a side effect;
  • Chronic diseases: certain diseases, such as hypothyroidism or anaemia, may be associated with hair loss.

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How best to use the products

To achieve the desired results, it is important to use the products consistently and follow the instructions. In addition to using specific products, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes:

  • Following a balanced diet rich in essential hair nutrients;
  • Exercising regularly;
  • Managing stress effectively;
  • Having good sleep hygiene;
  • Avoiding smoking and alcohol abuse;
  • Protect hair from sun and chlorine damage.

Female alopecia is a common problem, but with the right approach it can be effectively combated. In the event of excessive or persistent hair loss, it is important to consult a dermatologist or trichologist for an accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment.