Hair loss in women: What you need to know

Up to 40% of females experience this distressing problem


Hair loss in women is more common than you might think.

There are many possible causes for hair falling out: one of the most common is hormonal changes, but factors including diet and exposure to heat can contribute.

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See also: Tips to prevent hair loss

It's normal to shed around 100 hairs a day, but if you find yourself losing more than that, it's worth getting checked out by your doctor, as there may be a simple underlying cause for the problem.