Relation Between Birth Control Pills And Hair Loss

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Those women who are especially sensitive to the hormones may experience hair fall after taking birth control pills. If they have hormone-related hair loss family history, they can face hair loss due to birth control pills. Some other birth control methods like hormone injections, skin patches, progestin implants, and vaginal rings are also responsible for worsening hair loss.

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Most of the time. this hair loss problem is temporary. Within a few months, it automatically dissolves. When your body gets used to the pill, the hair loss problem may not exist. Normally hair grows in cycles and it is a continuous process. Our hair grows from its follicle during the active phase which is called anagen. The hair growth cycle has another stage called catagen when the hair growth stops.

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Birth control pills move from the growing phase to the resting phase too soon. It also promotes staying in the resting phase for too long. As a result, a large portion of hair may fall out during this process.

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Some women lose a little bit of hair while others lose large clumps of hair. If your family has a baldness record, you may face hair loss problems more while taking birth control pills. You may also experience hair loss while stopping taking pills or switching from one type of pill to another.