Female Hair Loss

Millions of women worldwide are affected by hair loss. Approximately 40% of women between the age of 40 and 60 experience Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). This involves a typical pattern of hair loss in women, mostly due to hormonal changes, ageing, and heredity. FPHL is a distinctive form of hair loss that occurs in women with alopecia, causing them to look for a specialised women’s formula like Hair Plus Advance!

The main cause of FPHL is not well understood, but it may be related to ageing, stress, androgen level changes, menopause, family history, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune diseases, iron deficiency, other vitamin deficiencies, beta blocker medications, pregnancy, and major illnesses.

Female pattern baldness affects women in any age group. If left untreated, it can progress its severity and can be permanent. In some cases, hair loss can be mild to severe. Baldness in women can cause a loss of self esteem, introversion, or even depression. Female pattern hair loss has a greater psychological morbidity than that of male pattern hair loss. Studies have shown that hair loss causes significant psychological distress.

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The following are the most common causes of women’s hair loss:

Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic Alopecia is a frequent cause of hair loss in both men and women. This form of hair loss affects an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women. This form of hair loss is related to hormones called androgens, particularly an androgen called dihydrotestosterone.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
Also known as Androstanolone, Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, is the primary contributing factor in male and female pattern baldness that results from hair follicle miniaturization.

Telogen Effluvium
Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss that is caused by stress. It can be an acute or chronic non-scarring alopecia which is caused by stress. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications.

Anagen Effluvium
Anagen Effluvium is extensive hair loss caused by sudden profound disturbances to the matrix cells of the hair follicles. This hair loss is commonly associated with chemotherapy.

Traction alopecia
Traction alopecia is gradual hair loss that results from tight hair pulling, by using pony tails, braiding, and other hair dressing or styling process that forcibly pulls the hair.

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