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Androgenetic Alopecia A Genetic Hair Loss Condition In Women

Millions of men all through the world suffer from androgenetic alopecia a medical term for pattern baldness. This condition is also suffered by women but not to the extent as it is in the case of men.  Studies indicate that a baldness pattern to some extent is experience by almost half the women who have completed forty years of age.

Baldness manifests in men and women differently. Hair atrophies which are the catalyst are susceptible to DHT or Dihydrotestosterone a hormone in a connection that is hereditary, which in men is not quite apparent. The condition is experienced by women at random. However in men, the condition is caused by genetic associations as baldness is seen amongst grandfathers and fathers.

When Could Pattern Baldness Start in Women

The pattern in which women lose their hair is quite different from the way it occurs in men. In the case of men there is a receding hairline that starts first, after which in the vertex and the mid front are where loss of hair starts.

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Across the scalp’s top area, thinning of hair starts in women, which is different from male baldness.

If in case a baldness condition starts in women then it could start right from the teenaged years to the middle age. Hair loss is caused in women for many other reasons as well. Pattern baldness in women is definitely one of the causes of hair thinning on a permanent basis in women however it is not very common.

Non DHT Related Hair Loss

There is hair loss that is non DHT related that occurs quite often in women as compared to men. Loss of hair on temporary basis is also experienced frequently by women.  If at all a permanent loss of hair that is non DHT related occurs then it could be caused due to Triangular Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Trichotillomania, Traction Alopecia and Tellogen Effluvium.

Temporary hair thinning that is not DHT related is caused by untreated hypothyroidism, stress, deficiency of vitamins, pregnancy and insufficient sleep. If in case a woman starts suffering from pattern baldness, then what are the things that could be done? It is quite normal to lose around fifty to one hundred hair strands on a regular basis.

Attention to Be Given To Abnormal Hair Loss

In the growth cycle in the telogen phase these are the hair strands that keep falling.  However if you find that more hair is lost on daily basis then this is a cause that needs attention. Any woman experiencing an abnormal hair loss should immediately consult her doctor. Based on the symptoms that have been occurring a proper diagnosis is made.

There are a number of hair treatment clinics coming up these days which provide some of the latest solutions in pattern baldness. The best place to identify such clinics is the internet. You can even get a lot of information on the latest discoveries made in the related field.

Treatments

Once the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia called pattern baldness in females is done, then the qualified doctor starts treatment immediately. The type of treatment to be administered depends greatly on the extent of hair loss. In some case a medication called Propecia or Finasteride is prescribed. This prescription medicine has to be taken orally but it for women who are expecting a baby, this medication is prescribed quite rarely.

Another prescription medication is Rogaine or Minoxidil. This is a topical medication and is available over the counter. Transplantation of hair is also an excellent treatment adopted these days. Donor hair is extracted from the donor and implanted on the scalp area where the balding is taking place in the person suffering from pattern baldness.

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