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Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is frequently considered a male problem, but it does occur in women as well. When hair loss occurs in women, it often has different causes than hair loss in men. Here are some of the most common reasons for female hair loss, along with the most frequent treatments used to mitigate the issue.

Genetic Predispositions

Like men, women can be genetically predisposed towards the loss of their hair. Women can determine if this is a possibility by looking at the women in their family; if hair loss occurs frequently in other family members, it is likely to be genetic. Genetic hair loss usually doesn’t have any direct medical treatment. Instead surgical treatments may be required. Patients can also be genetically predisposed to issues that can cause hair loss, such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

Environments and Medications

Environmental issues and certain medications can cause hair loss. In this situation, discontinuing medications and removing the environmental concerns will usually reverse the hair loss. The easiest way to determine this is to narrow down any new medications and environmental changes. One of the most common medical problems leading to hair loss is the process of chemotherapy. In this situation, hair growth usually resumes after discontinuing chemotherapy, though the hair texture may […]

By | 2018-10-16T01:38:05-07:00 September 1st, 2016|

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Female Pattern Baldness

Hormones, genes, inheritance and aging are four of the causes of female pattern baldness. A poor diet and stress can also contribute to the condition. Female pattern baldness is usually not indicative of an underlying medical condition, but can be in some cases. Unless treated, is usually permanent. Some women report that the condition adversely affects their self esteem.

On average, a single hair grows from its follicle about ½ inch each month. The same hair will remain in the scalp and experience growth for from 2 to 6 years. Then growth stops and a resting period takes place. Upon completion of the resting period, the hair falls out.

Baldness takes place when the hair that falls out is not replaced by a new hair growing in its place. Female pattern baldness occurs when the thinning of hair takes place primarily on the crown and top of the scalp. The baldness is usually first noticed when a center part begins to widen. Unlike male pattern baldness, the female manifestation of the condition rarely leads to complete baldness.

Treatments

Minoxidil

One recommended treatment for female pattern baldness is the application of a 2% solution of minoxidil directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Some regrowth can occur after two months. However, if the medication is discontinued, […]

By | 2018-10-16T01:38:54-07:00 September 1st, 2016|
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