Another unwanted side effect of the ageing process, thinning hair is a condition that effects both men and women but the causes of male and female hair loss can be very different.

It can occur, to start, presenting as a gradual reduction in the diameter of each hair and can progress to a change in the density of hair on the scalp, i.e. fewer hairs growing. Hair thinning can occur in patches or as a more uniform thinning usually at the temple, crown and/or hairline. Over time, it is natural for the thickness of your hair to change and thin to some degree, especially during and post menopause, from birth control pills or after an attack on the immune system.
There are a multitude of products on the market which claim to help hair thinning; vitamins and supplements, tinctures, lotions, medicated shampoos and conditioners plus some technologically advanced laser treatments and scalp stimulation procedures such as PRP.  Those treatments that awake dormant hair follicles or encourage growth can be very effective.
If you experience hair loss or hair thinning, seek help from a professional who can recommend the best course of action and treatment. Hair thinning can be triggered for a number of reasons and a full diagnostic investigation is advisable;
Hormone fluctuations/menopause/post-natal
-Dietary changes
-Thyroid issues
-Male/female pattern baldness – hereditary hair loss
-Autoimmune response
-Traction hair loss

Hair thinning can be extremely distressing for the sufferer and cause high levels of anxiety which in turn can exacerbate the condition. Some report that hair thinning and hair loss post illness can be more distressing than the illness itself.