Cindy (not her real name), age 43, started her morning routine with a hot shower before breakfast. Two minutes in and she noticed the water level at her ankles. The drain was clogged… again. She finished rinsing the conditioner out of her beautiful strawberry-blond hair when she noticed her fingers holding a thatch of hair. This would be surprising to Cindy if she hadn’t experienced the same type of hair loss in her brush, her hair bands, and in the shower drain.
Many women like Cindy experience thinning hair or even male baldness patterns as we age into our 40s and 50s. What causes hair loss in middle-age women? Is thinning hair just a part of aging for a woman? Alopecia, the clinical term for partial hair loss, usually develops at a gradual pace. According to the American Hair Loss Association, 40 percent of U.S. adults with alopecia are women and nearly 80 percent of women experiencing some form of hair loss or thinning hair by age 60. (American Hair Loss Association)
There are a variety of causes for alopecia among middle-aged women:
- Hereditary – According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, approximately 30 million women in the U.S. have hereditary hair loss. (American Academy of Dermatologists)
- Hormonal changes from aging
- Thyroid imbalances
- Stress – emotional, physical, and hormonal
- Poor dietary choices – even “crash” diets can cause hair loss due to nutritional stress
- Chemical treatments in hair styling products
Hair loss due to hormonal changes does not have to become your new reality. Our ReVital care team works with women of all backgrounds to understand how your hormone levels may be impacting your scalp’s health and hair growth. With the right treatment, we can help correct much of the hormone imbalances that may be causing your hair loss.
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