Suffering from a hair loss above the usual is something that concerns all of us, regardless of our age and our sex.
What is different is the concern level that it causes in some people more than in others, as well as the severity of the diagnosis of the desease, especially when it occurs considerably in women and even more when they are young.
No one can escapes the fact that hair, in addition to having a protective function, has an aesthetic function that is especially visible in women, who seems to be demanded a voluminous and shiny hair, that is really much less common than it seems.
You only need to ask around you to realize how many young women got scared after checking the amount of hair they have left in the brush, the amount they have to remove from the shower tray after showering or the progressive loss of strength and volume of their hair.
We are talking about a problem that has often a temporary affectation but, in other cases, it is a symptom of the presence of an alopecia or of a health problem that needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse and causing a baldness difficult to recover.
For clearer information on hair loss among young women, in addition to consulting different specialists, we are referred to one of the most complete studies in this regard. It is the survey carried out by Livestrong that begins by revealing that between 40 and 50 percent of all women suffer, have suffered or will suffer a hair loss above between 50 and 100 hair follicles, an amount that is estimated to be normal.
It is about a hair fall that, according to this report, becomes especially visible when women reach their thirties and that, as we will see, can occur due to very different causes of even more various nature.
The main causes of hair loss in young women
The first cause, that can lead to a drastic hair loss in the female scalp, is related to the onset of anemia and as a consequence of a blood iron deficiency. A fall that is only solved by recovering the normal levels of this substance and taking maximum care of our own hair, during the time of this desease.
Another factor , that might have the same negative effect on hair health, is the lack of different elements contained in many foods – especially fruit and vegetables – such as vitamin B and C or Omega 3, among others, which strengthen the hair follicles and, at very low levels, cause hair loss. Hence it is very important to follow a balanced diet like the Mediterranean one, avoiding miraculous diets that only stimulate hair fall.
Another cause of female hair loss concerns the intake of certain medications and the entry into the operating room to undergo a surgery procedure that alters our body and the substances present in it.
As for medical problems, also immune system problems, the onset of thyroidism and severe hormonal imbalances underlie the abnormal hair loss in many women at an early age.
In this regard, it should be noted that young women, who have to undergo chemotherapy treatments to kill their cancer cells, suffer from an evident hair loss.
The same consequence has the presence of excessive levels of stress in many young women who, until they get rid of it, often because of a medical intervention, do not recover the appearance they had before the problem onset.