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Most common type of hair loss in women

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Most common type of hair loss in women

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Most common type of hair loss in women

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  2. 2. The type of alopecia or hair lossusually experienced by women isandrogenic alopecia, commonlyknown as female-pattern hair loss.This type of hair loss in women isestimated to eventually affect about50 percent of the female 50-year-olds. http://www.leimo-hairloss.co.ukThinning hair at the top or crown area of the head is the chiefdeterminant of androgenic alopecia. An easy way ofdetermining this is to part the hair right in the middle; if athick or wide line of scalp is quite apparent, then hair loss ismost likely taking place. This hair condition in women usuallyoccurs during menopausal period.80 to 100 strands of hair are normally shed every day;therefore, losing more than 100 strands of hair loss treatmentdaily is a sign of excessive hair fall and progressive thinning ofhair.
  3. 3. Dermatologists and medical experts are continuouslyconsulted by women with their pressing concerns inhaving such a problematic hair condition.Androgenic alopecia is actually a genetically acquired http://www.leimo-hairloss.co.ukcondition from either parent. It is a condition whereinthe hair follicles are susceptible to DHT(dihydrotestosterone), a by-product of testosteronebeing acted upon by 5-alpha reductase enzymes.The buildup of DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink(miniaturize); miniaturized hair follicles, in turn,produce abnormal strands—shorter, thinner, andcolorless—in place of hair that was shed.
  4. 4. Alopecia may start upon reaching puberty. A change orfluctuation in hormone levels can cause hair loss in women.Other causes for women to excessively shed hair are use ofbirth control pills, pregnancy, childbirth, and everyday stress.Frequently straining the hair from hairstyles and usingstraighteners, curling irons, and other hair tongs can causehair loss too. http://www.leimo-hairloss.co.ukHair loss in women can be effectively treated with minoxidil2 percent topical solution. Minoxidil works by blocking thebuildup of DHT and stimulating regrowth of thick, long,healthy strands. This treatment is directly applied to the scalpand gives best results when applied twice a day.Another treatment for female-pattern hair loss is Aldactone(Spironolactone). The Aldactone pill is especially helpful towomen experiencing hair loss before menopause; thetreatment may take several months though.

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