WHAT IS FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS?
Male pattern baldness is the most commonly heard issue in almost 65% of male population these days. Every one of you may be wondering what this new subject is called as female pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness is also known as androgen etic alopecia. Female pattern baldness is very similar to the male pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness only differs from male pattern baldness in the loss of hair in different patterns at different stages.
Generally, women lose hair in an increasing rate at the time of menopause. They also tend to lose more hair as they age. Whereas, nowadays women suffer from extreme hair loss at the young ages like at 20s’ itself due to various reasons such as pollution, heredity, overuse of chemicals on hair, over damaging of hair roots due to excessive use of straightener’s and curlers, etc.
COMMON REASONS FOR HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
There are a wide range of reasons for hair loss these days. A few well known reasons are listed below:
- Usage of too many hair products or chemicals on hair
- Usage of hair straighteners’ or curlers
- Excessive Smoking
- Women undergo extreme hair loss majorly during menopause
- Hair coloring
- Consumption of excessive amount of alcohol
- Improper and unhealthy diet
PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Female pattern baldness is a hereditary problem which is generally caused by a hormone secreting tumor. This type of hair loss problems can be passed down from parents to their children through various types of gene which is a genetic disorder. Male pattern baldness is caused due to the hormones called as androgens. Scientists suspect that the role of these hormones too plays a vital role is female pattern baldness too. Smoking has become a trend these days. It is not only harmful to the health it is also found to speed up the female pattern baldness issue.
TYPES OF FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Doctors have classified female pattern baldness into 3 different stages:
Stage 1: A small amount of thinning of the hair is seen in a particular area of the patient.
Stage 2: Widening of the particular area occurs with increased thinning of hair surrounding that area.
Stage 3: A patch of hair loss will be seen in that particular area; extreme thinning of all hair completely.
CONCLUSION: PREVENTION FOR FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS FROM OCCURING
We all know the saying “Prevention is better than cure”, but unfortunately female pattern baldness has no form of prevention techniques since it’s a hereditary problem. All we can do is protect our hair from damaging more and slow down the process of thinning of the hair by doing as such:
- Having a healthy and balanced diet by including more vegetables.
- Stop the usage of chemicals such as ammonia, etc on hair
- Stop the usage of heating machines such as straighteners’, curlers, etc.
- Stop smoking to have a healthy body and hair.
- Always wear a cap or hat when traveling under hot sun.
- Try to use natural home made products to clean the hair.