Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
Tags: Hair Loss Women Cause

Why Am I Losing My Hair?

By    |   Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:33 AM

Question: What causes hair loss in menopausal women? Is it a hormonal imbalance?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
Hair loss in women is not usually caused by hormone imbalance. The most common cause of loss of hair in women is traction alopecia from braiding and tying their hair back. Most women can correct the problem by letting their hair hang without braiding it.
The next most common cause of hair loss is damage from heat, dryers, permanent treatments, and coloring/decoloring agents that physically damage the hair. Other causes can include medications, illnesses, stress, and medical conditions such as hypothyroidism.
Pregnancy may bring slight temporary hair changes to some, and genetics can play a role in female hair loss. Scalp hygiene is important and topical Rogaine is approved for use in women with thinning hair.

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