There are many different types of female hair loss, from Postpartum Hair Loss to Female Pattern Balding.
Today, we look at Diffuse Hair Loss, also known as Diffuse Thinning or Chronic Telogen Effluvium, which can affect both men and women, but is most frequently seen in women.
Symptoms of Diffuse Hair Loss
Women affected by Chronic Telogen Effluvium may notice they are shedding more hair than normal, or they may simply notice that their hair is thinner than it used to be. It is most common to notice hair loss when brushing your hair or when washing it in the shower, and thinning hair may soon be noticeable all over the scalp.
What causes Diffuse Thinning?
It is important to get to the underlying cause of your thinning hair and there are a number of things which could trigger Diffuse Hair Loss, such as:
– Stress: We all experience stress, but stressful life events such as bereavement or divorce could trigger thinning hair for some women
– Lack of sleep: Stress can also affect your sleep cycle, which in turn can have a negative effect on your skin and hair
– Medical conditions: Diffuse Hair Loss can be triggered by a medical condition such as diabetes or a nutritional deficiency
– Hormonal contraceptives: It’s thought that taking some contraceptive pills could cause hormonal changes that could lead to hair loss
– Menopause: The hormonal changes that accompany the menopause can trigger Diffuse Hair Loss in some women.
Diffuse Hair Loss can also be a warning sign of other health problems, such as a thyroid condition. If you have reason to believe you may have an overactive or underactive thyroid, it is recommended that you book a blood test to screen for these conditions.
Treatment for Diffuse Hair Loss
Trying to ensure you get the necessary amount of sleep (generally between 7-8 hours per night), have a balanced diet full of the nutrients needed for healthy hair, and manage your stress levels is advisable if you notice your hair starting to shed or thin and suspect this may be due to Diffuse Hair Loss.
However, the key to tackling Diffuse Thinning is to get the right diagnosis and treat the underlying cause. The best course of action is to see a specialist who can give an accurate diagnosis and customise a hair loss treatment plan to suit your exact needs. Many sufferers with Diffuse Hair Loss can – and do – regrow their own hair, with help.
You can see the results experienced by a range of Belgravia patients treated for Diffuse Hair Loss in our Hair Loss Success Stories gallery, which includes clients Lia and Emese, both pictured here.
After six months of following one of our comprehensive hair loss treatment programmes, featuring bespoke minoxidil preparations, for her Diffuse Thinning and female pattern hair loss, Emese told us, ‘After trying a lot of different things for the past 10 years, this is the first thing that actually worked for me. I am very glad that I went for this opportunity‘.
Whilst Lia, whose treatment is also for female pattern and Diffuse Hair Loss, advised, ‘I started my treatment in Belgravia only 3 months ago. But already started noticing good progress in improvement. The pace of hair loss has significantly reduced within the last month and on the photos during the check-up I can see a lot of new hair growing and the crown looks much better. Using the centre is also a nice experience as the staff are very helpful and friendly – always ready to answer questions. I would recommend the clinic to everybody with hair loss.’
The Belgravia Centre
Browse our constantly updated collection of over 1,000 male and female patients’ progress images and feedback in our photographic Hair Loss Success Stories gallery. If you are worried about hair loss and would like to speak to one of our experts, call us now on 020 7730 6666 or send us a message to book your free, discreet one-on-one consultation at either of our Central London clinics. Alternatively, if you are unable to visit us, you can complete our Online Consultation Form instead.
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