Female pattern baldness is the most common way in which women may lose their hair as they get older.
Male Pattern Baldness Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Women find hair loss distinctively traumatic and distressing. This attached stigma to female hair loss makes it difficult for women to accept and manage the condition. This is even though genetics largely plays a role in female hair loss.
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Symptoms of Female Pattern Baldness
Female pattern baldness generally affects women aged 65 and above, although it may hit any woman at any age. Its symptoms are no different from male pattern baldness: thinning hair and development of bald spots at the head. Hair loss can either occur suddenly or progress slowly over time.
Treatment for Female Pattern Baldness
Minoxidil lotion is often prescribed for hair loss treatment. The lotion is rubbed directly onto the scalp. Minoxidil has been proven safe and effective in slowing down hair fall and regenerating hair. 25% of hair loss cases who used this remedy even grew their hair back.
Responses to Minoxidil may vary across people. And it may take a few months before you can see real results, so don’t get discouraged if you still see hair fall a few days after using Minoxidil.
Your mental health may greatly suffer if you have hair loss. Women feel that their hair forms a large part of their identity, and hair loss ruins that identity right before their eyes. It is important to seek help from support groups and counsellors so that you may get your mental health back on track despite your hair loss. Never let yourself suffer mentally in silence; talk to someone about your feelings regarding hair loss.
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