About Female Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss Causes

There are almost too many reasons why we women lose hair. Most of them are medical, some are lifestyle, and some, sadly, are genetic and inevitable.

Here’s a quick list for you to skim through – each of these items can be researched at length, or brought up in your next visit with your physician.

  • Hormonal shifts, including those during pregnancy and menopause
  • Genes/Heredity – history of female relatives with hair loss
  • Poor diet
    • Low nutrient density food intake
    • Protein-deficient food intake
  • Stress:
    • Physical (through prolonged sickness or flu, or repetitive strain injuries, or lack of sleep)
    • Emotional (anxiety or depression, other mood regulation issues)
  • Medication side effects:
    • Chemotherapy
    • Some antidepressants
    • Other medications – always research any pharmaceutical drug and ask your pharmacist about interactions if you are taking multiple medications.
  • Excess Vitamin A
  • Deficient Vitamin B
  • Anemia, which can be caused by iron deficiency
  • Sudden weight loss and anorexia, which is more common in women than men.
  • Autoimmune disorders including thyroid disease, and lupus, also more common in women than men.


Please do share your thoughts or ideas if I’ve missed any of the many causes of hair loss in women!