Hair Loss: It's Not Just a Men's Health Issue

Woman looks frustratingly at hair loss on brush

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Lisa Ishii, M.D., a Johns Hopkins hair restoration expert, answers questions she frequently hears from women experiencing hair loss.

Why am I losing my hair?

There are several factors that may cause you to lose your hair. Women, most commonly, begin losing hair as a part of the normal aging process, but for others, it can be caused by hormone changes, medications taken for other purposes or severe, extreme stress.

If you’re experiencing hair loss, talk to your primary care provider. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any extreme stress you’re experiencing, such as death of a loved one, and medications you’re taking.