Q: What are the causes of female hair loss?

What our experts say:

Female hair loss and thinning is primarily due to genetics, but there are other causes such as hormonal changes, trauma and traction, sudden changes in diet, medical conditions such as thyroid problems, general anesthesia and stress. Some studies suggest that a majority of premenopausal women and a greater number of postmenopausal women will experience some degree of diffuse hair thinning as part of the natural aging process. As a result, their hair loss is very gradual and often cyclical. A medical exam, scalp biopsy and blood lab work may be required for the proper diagnosis of female hair loss. 

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