Awareness of Women’s Hair Loss

In: Health and Fitness

7 Dec 2011

The reasons for male hair loss are well-documented. Women are just as susceptible to hair loss as men. It is believed by some researchers that women can be even more prone to hair loss. So why is there not as much attention given to women’s hair loss as there is to men’s hair loss? We cannot provide a good answer for that. But we can talk about some of the reasons for women’s hair loss. So please continue reading this article to discover more.

You won’t see many commercials on TV about female baldness. What we do know is that there are any number of reasons that a woman might find herself getting a little thin up top. If you’re looking for some information about thinning hair in women, then keep reading because that’s what we’re about to discuss.

For men, the genetic condition of hair loss is referred to as male pattern baldness. Female pattern hair loss is the equivalent condition that occurs in women. It’s similar to androgenic alopecia, but it’s different for women. For women, the main difference is pattern of hair loss. What usually happens in men is that the hair loss occurs in certain locations, and then it spreads out from there. Women begin to thin at the crown, and all over the top, and it gets thinner.

Yet one other hair loss condition women experience is, telogen effluvium. Temporary shedding is another term for this condition. When normal sheddding occurs, with this particular condition it happens very quickly. What happens is that this happens after something that is traumatic. Extreme distress of the emotions can also cause this. However it’s only temporary, and the hair returns and grows back once things are more calm. But there’s no way of knowing if you’ll ever experience this until you actually do.

Menopause has the distinction of causing hair loss in a huge majority of cases with women. There are numerous changes that occur when menopause hits, and hair loss is among them. It’s quite common for an increase in the amount of hair loss in post-menopause than any other time. This is because her estrogen levels drop and her hormones go out of whack. But unfortunately, a woman’s hair cannot be made to replace what has been lost through hormonal replacement therapy. There could be other options that you may be interested in, so speak with your family doctor.

There’s an inability to control those situations in most cases. They have to do with hormone levels and family medical history. There are permanent conditions of hair loss, while others are temporary in nature. As with many conditions, you will not be able to properly diagnose your hair loss or thinning condition, so do see your family doctor.

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