Hair loss is a common occurrence among women above the age of 50, almost as common as amongst men. The problem is, that because of lack of awareness, many women miss the preliminary signs. About 50% of hair loss occurs gradually, before it becomes noticeable. Sometimes, until you actually notice the amount of hair left in your hairbrush or in the drain of your bathtub, it is too late already.
Besides the cosmetic problem, hair loss also has psychological implications, like damaging self confidence and self image. Therefore, it is very important to identify and diagnose the problem as early as possible.
The most common cause of hair loss at this age is the reduction of estrogen levels in the body. But, whether the hair loss occurs as a result of hormonal changes or for any other reason, in most cases it is manageable. It is important to consult a specialized doctor for skin and hair diseases in order to diagnose whether the hair loss is being caused by other factors like stress, genetics, low iron levels, extreme dieting, trauma or problems with the thyroid gland.
A professional diagnosis will enable you to find effective solutions that will stop your hair loss.