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Women's Hair Loss & What Medical Health Issues May Lurk Behind?

Hair loss in women may reflect larger underlying medical problems. What hair can tell women who suffer from female pattern hair loss? As many as one in four women will experience hair loss at some time in their lives. Women's hair loss is difficult to pinpoint until it is in a progressive or severe stage.

Your Hair Loss & Questions To Your Medical Health Care Provider

  • Losing Your Hair?
  • Women and Hair Loss: The Causes
  • What's the most common causes of female hair loss?
  • What is Causing My Thinning Hair & Receding Hairline
  • Women's Hair Loss Diagnosis
  • What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
  • Can hair loss be a sign of a more serious problem?

Hair loss in women begins in most cases in the 40s or 50s at the onset of menopause, though it can occur as early as the 20s, and being seen in increasing numbers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology hair loss in women is a growing problem, affecting more than 30 million women in the United States alone. "Society accepts a bald man," says Marvin Friedman, NuHair President, "It's not a socially acceptable for a woman to be bald in public. Female pattern baldness is just as common in women as it is in men, though the timing and pattern  are different."  
 
Hair does not grow back to its previous stage of full thick hair. It does progress to various degrees of baldness. Women are better at disguising their hair loss than men, and in women, it is generally less extensive in terms of severity. Women with hair loss who develop female-pattern baldness, the hair becomes thin over the entire scalp, rather than concentrated in one or two spots, hair become progressively finer and shorter. Bald spots appear here or there, some with short hair that is broken off. Total baldness is very rare in women with female pattern hair loss. Female-pattern baldness starts with the replacement hair becoming progressively finer and shorter. They can also become almost transparent.
 
Women during their lifetime may encounter forms of losing hair condition in a variable period of time. In most cases and second to female pattern hair loss, it is Telogen Effluvium condition due to pregnancy or childbirth. It is a hormonal factor, an estrogen level is lower, and in other words, it is an estrogen deficiency period that causes hair thinning. Telogen Effluvium can occur due to crash diets, use of harsh chemicals, due to an emotional trauma or due to medical health issues such as lupus, ovary cystic, abnormal thyroid, anemia or hormonal imbalances. It can also be due to the side effect of medication such as anti-depressants, hypertension drugs, chemotherapy and others. It is a temporary hair loss in which a higher than normal percentage of hair go into a shedding phase. However, in most cases, the hair grows back. When female pattern baldness occurs, only after time elapses and large thin areas or baldness is noticed, women realize that this time, it is different. When excessive hair loss is present, a health care professional diagnosis is advised to pinpoint the underlying medical problem, not just the resulted condition.
 
Female pattern baldness is most likely affected by male hormones called testosterone, which cause a shut-down of the follicles in response to DHT, a byproduct of testosterone. "Over time, an excess build-up [of DHT] in the follicle causes it to begin shrinking, which in turn alters the natural resting and growth phases of the hair," says Reed, clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Medical Center. This is the same condition as in male pattern baldness, androgenic alopecia. Scientists at Bonn University recently found that women who pass a gene conferring high testosterone to their sons also make them more prone to premature baldness.
 
Many doctors immediately begin treating the patients with hair growth medications such as Rogaine (Minoxidil) or Propecia (Finasteride). However, diagnosing the underlying medical problem with series of tests will benefit the patient in the long run. Although research is still in the early stages of assessing the causes of women's hair loss improvements in treating underlying illness or abnormality in one's health is greatly improved in the past few years. A woman who experiences hair loss will benefit by consulting initially with her doctor for medical advice about her overall individual health condition and not just the hair loss condition outcome.

As hair, loss symptoms occurs a physician diagnosis is needed to evaluate the  underlying disorder responsible for the hair loss. 

Did you know... If you see sudden male hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist. A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition. We are committed to helping you get your hair back quickly and confidentially, with the look and style you want. Receive a complete scalp and hair loss assessment. It’s private, FREE, and there is no obligation. FREE Hair Consultation!

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