Kristen Stewart, from the Twilight films, recently sparked hair loss rumours when she was spotted out with a hairstyle that possibly revealed she was experiencing a degree of hair loss. There could be a number of reasons why a woman of 23 could be experiencing hair loss, including stress. Possible reasons for Kristen’s hair loss include the stress from her recent breakup with heartthrob Robert Pattinson. Closer Magazine wanted to explore this possibility further so they spoke to The Private Clinic’s Dr Raghu Reddy, Hair Loss expert and Hair Transplant Surgeon, to ask about stress and the causes of female hair loss.
Female Hair Loss article with Dr Reddy of The Private Clinic of Harley Street:
In the article, Dr Reddy discussed some of the common causes of female hair loss including;
- Genetics – Women are able to inherit genes from both their mother and father which can make them a lot more susceptible to hair loss.
- Changes in hormone levels – Many women who are post-menopausal may find their hair thinning and women who have a higher level of testosterone are also more likely to be affected by male patterned baldness.
- Medical Conditions – Hair loss in women is a lot more likely to be caused by an underlying health condition in comparison to hair loss in men. Once the cause of hair loss is identified, it is very likely that hair loss will stop once it has been treated. Underactive Thyroid, anaemia, hormonal disorders including oestrogen, polycystic ovaries or even lupus are all conditions that can cause hair loss.
- Stress – Stress can cause hair loss in different ways; in particular it can lead to the buildup of acid-free radicals, something which contributes to thinning of the hair. A condition called Trichotillomania (pulling of hair) is also something which is commonly linked with stress and involves the person pulling at the hair on their head.
He also discussed how to help with female hair loss with top tips including;
- Improved Diet – Making sure your diet is high in protein will help to keep your hair strong and healthy. Make a special effort to eat dishes which include eggs, fish and lean meat and over time you may see an improvement.
- Supplements – Topical Minoxidil (sold as Regaine) is perhaps the only clinically proven product to safely and effectively reduce hair loss in certain cases. There is a special formula specifically designed for women, too, although it’s important to seek the advice of your GP or hair loss specialist before using any form of product like this.
- Hair Transplant – Hair Transplants can be performed on females too. If you have ruled out any underlying medical conditions and you continue to experience hair loss, you may be suitable for a transplant
Hair Transplant at The Private Clinic
Dr Raghu Reddy, Dr Luca De Fioza, Mr Michael Mouzakis, Dr Ismail Ughratdar and Dr Furqan Raja are experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons and Hair Loss experts who can help women and men treat their hair loss with medication and minimally invasive procedures. To find out more get in touch via 0333 920 2471 or you can request consultations through our website.