All about Female Pattern Baldness

Overview Have you noticed your ponytail getting thinner or your hair partition widening? Are there more than usual strands of hair in your comb, hair brush, pillow or the shower drain? If yes, you could be suffering from Female Pattern Baldness - one of the most common forms of hair loss in women. Hair loss, though more strikingly visible in males, affects females as well. Hair loss in women has a greater impact on them because it's less socially acceptable for them. It also severely affects their self-confidence and emotional well-being. Female pattern baldness is medically known as androgenetic alopecia - ‘androgenetic’ referring to the genes meaning the condition is inherited and ‘alopecia’ referring to hair loss. One of the most common misconceptions of hair loss is that it is a cosmetic problem. In fact, hair loss is a medical problem and can occur due to 40 different medical reasons like genetics, anaemia, nutritional deficiency, and diseases such as thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus and polycystic ovarian syndrome. So, if you are suffering from hair loss, stop running from parlour to parlour, depending on beauty products to control it. Hair loss is a medical problem and needs to be treated medically. Signs and Symptoms In females, the hairline rarely recedes like it does in males. Some of the common hair loss symptoms of female pattern baldness are: Excessive hair loss (determined by excess hair droppings all around) More than usual strands of hair in the comb, on the pillow or on the shower drain A thinner pony tail or overall hair thinning Widening of the hair partition, in a ‘Christmas-tree’ like pattern Causes Hair loss in women can be due to many reasons like stress, heredity, anaemia, nutritional deficiency, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus or hormonal problems like polycystic ovarian syndrome. In case of a prolonged medication, a consultation with the doctor is a must as it could be the cause of hair loss. Risk factor Following are some conditions that affect the risk of hair loss: Age Huge amount of weight loss Family history of balding on either side of the family Parlor treatments that can damage your hair Seborrhoeic dermatitis Metabolic disorders like hypertension and high cholesterol Nutritional deficiency of protein, iron, vitamin B12, folic acid and biotin Underlying medical disorders like PCOD, thyroid disorder, anemia, and menopause We also have a self evaluation hair loss test that you can take online to assess the current state of the hair loss problem and know the individualized hair loss risk. female_baldness Diagnosis What to expect in a consultation at 's™? Medical Assessment : In the first consultation, the doctor spends 45 minutes understanding the extent and root cause of the hair loss. Scientific Analysis : The doctor conducts a digital hair and scalp analysis with a video microscope that helps to magnify the hair and scalp up to 200 times. It identifies the extent of the problem enabling an accurate scientific treatment plan. Genetic Test Advice : In many cases, our genes are responsible for hair loss. Dr 's™ has developed Geno Homeopathy - the world’s first gene-targeted homeopathic therapy. Geno Homeopathy is advised on the basis of a non-invasive Genetic Test that is done by collecting the saliva of the patient. This helps identify the strength of the hair loss gene, helps predict the probability of going bald, and helps identify and treat possible genetic factors that can cause hair loss. Since Geno Homeopathy is based on your individualized genetic predisposition, it is, therefore, the most individualized and customized treatment for hair loss. Snapshot of a genetic test report for hair loss ~ female_pattern_baldness Treatment Plan : Based on the diagnosis of the hair loss problem and the expectations from treatment, our qualified and experienced doctors (some have completed a fellowship course in Dermatology, including Trichology, from the Mumbai University) develop a customized treatment plan. Based on the individual needs, they recommend the right treatment to the patient. Dr 's™ follows an integrated approach combining homeopathic medicine, nutritional supplements and aesthetic treatments to bring best results to patients. Prevention If the hair loss is caused by genetics or underlying medical disorders it may not be preventable without treatment. However, here are some hair growth tips to follow for better hair care: Wash and brush the hair gently and use a wide-toothed comb preferably so that it does not pull out the hair. Avoid tight hairstyles like as braids, buns or ponytails. Avoid harsh treatments done at the salon. Avoid medicines that could trigger hair loss. Protect the hair from sunlight by wearing a scarf or a helmet (while riding a bike) or carrying an umbrella. Stop smoking as it may cause baldness. Homeopathic treatment for Female Pattern Baldness There are 5 advantages of homeopathic treatment for female pattern baldness : It not only treats the symptoms of hair loss but also its root cause, which can be an underlying illness like thyroid disorder, polycyctic ovarian syndrome, anaemia, diabetes mellitus, or even physical and emotional stress. It does not cause harmful side effects which commonly occur with the use of conventional drugs used for hair fall treatment. Homeopathic remedies for hair fall such as Thuja Occidentalis or Sabal Serrulata have been used to treat hair loss for over 100 years. 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 Shajahan BHMS, MD

Shajahan BHMS, MD (Former Teaching Faculty Member, Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, Delhi), Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre, Al Ain UAE. Consultant Online.

 Irshad BHMS, DY  Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre

Irshad BHMS, DY Homoeopathic Consultant in Fathima Medical Centre.