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Thyroid problems: Excessive hair loss, or telogen effluvium, can be a sign that your thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism).
The subsequent decline in estrogen levels and rise of the stress hormone cortisol causes hair to move from the anagen cycle (growth) to the telogen phase (shedding), Wesley describes.
Experts estimate that between 40 and 50 percent of women experience telogen effluvium, a.k.a.
One study showed that human hair has the highest number of hairs in the telogen phase in July, and a second smaller peak in April.
Many women who arrive in a dermatologist’s office with prior diagnoses of female pattern hair loss actually have what’s called telogen effluvium.
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medical Definition of telogen
- Scalp hairs spend four to eight years in anagen and just two to four months in telogen.
- —Julianne Dunphy, Discover, May 2000
- The remaining 10 percent of hairs are in a resting phase called telogen that lasts about three months, after which the resting hairs start falling out.
- —Jane E. Brody, The New York Times, 20 Nov. 2001
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