According to Dr. Shani Francis, also a fellow of the
American Academy of Dermatology and director of the
Hair Disorders Center of Excellence at Northshore University HealthSystem
in Illinois, telogen effluvium is much more common in women than men.
“It is the typical ‘shedding’ that happens after childbirth in some women,” she told us.
How does it affect women?
Shani Francis, MD, Dermatology at NorthShore, is helping to dispel these myths so that patients can focus on what’s really best when it comes to their skin:
Myth: Only teenagers get acne.
Fact: Approximately 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women suffer from some form of acne. The causes can range from fluctuating hormones (which can be related to menopause, pregnancy, menstruation or stress), medication or face and hair products. Adult acne, just like any other, can be managed with a proper skincare routine, including daily sun protection, and help from a dermatologist.
Know Your Skin
Acne Myths vs. Facts
Do hormones contribute to hair loss?
It really depends on which hormone you are specifically referring to, because some can help hair grow and others can contribute to thinning.
It's important to mention that any hormonal shift in your body, is enough to cause a telogen effluvium, or massive hair shedding.
How Diet, Medication, and Illness effect hair loss