Monday, June 30, 2008

Hair Loss ( Alopecia)

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By the age of 30 years about 30% of people have hair loss, about 50% have hair loss by age 50 years. Half of population in United states has the problem of hair loss but it's not a disease. Other animals closely related to humans, such as the chimpanzee, also lose their hair.

Hair Loss ( Alopecia)

Hair Loss ( Alopecia)

Forms of hair loss

Androgenic alopecia - The most common type of hair loss, also called male pattern baldness

Traumatic alopecia - Hair loss from hair being torn out

Drug-induced alopecia - Hair loss caused by one of many medications

Alopecia areata - Patchy, usually reversible, hair loss

Women develop hair loss as frequently as men do, but because of hormonal differences women don't lose as much hair volume.

  • Differences in hair styling allow women to hide hair loss more effectively than men.

  • A woman may not notice hair loss itself but may notice that her ponytail or braid is getting thinner.

  • Women also have a different pattern of balding than men.
Hair Loss women

Hair Loss Women

People with hair loss may sometimes be more likely to have a negative body image than those without hair loss. They could loose their self confidence. There are 3 cycles of hair growth-growing, resting, and shedding.

Hair Loss men

Hair Loss Men

  • Each person sheds hair and regrows hair every day.

  • When this balance is disturbed and more hairs are shed than are regrown, alopecia or hair loss results.


  • Most people notice hair loss when looking at themselves in a mirror.

  • Hairs on your pillow in the morning is the symptoms of abnormal hairloss.
  • You may find hairs on comb while brushing your hair.
  • A woman may notice a decrease in the size of her ponytail.

Women Pattern bsldness

Hair Loss Pattern in Women

Male pattern baldness

Hair Loss Pattern In Men

Cause Of Hair Loss

Hair Loss Treatment

When To Seek Medical Treatment

Medical Treatment For Hair Loss



Anonymous said...

Beautiful hair in women has been a subject of discussion as well as a source of attraction from times immemorial. Though hair loss is more prevalent in men, making their lives miserable, for a woman hair loss is nothing less than a catastrophe. According to survey reports, many women have suffered in their marriages and many have attempted suicide as a result of hair loss. The beauty of a woman lies in her hair which not just protects her skull from injury but at the same time adds cosmetic value to her persona. Howsoever beautiful a woman is, excessive hair loss mars her beauty. She loses her confidence and self esteem thereby developing a feeling of insecurity, frustration & stress.

Anonymous said...

Hair loss patterns differ in male and female. Females experience hair loss in diffused pattern. Baldness in women, also referred to as female pattern alopecia, is hereditary & is caused by the actions of mainly two enzymes i.e. aromatase (found mainly in women) and 5-a reductase (found both in men & women). Aromatase helps in the formation of female hormones like estrone and estradiol. It also helps in lowering the level of DHT which in turn is responsible for thinning, shrinking and finally disappearance of hair follicles. Yet another condition alopecia areata is responsible for hair loss in women when hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells, making it smaller and smaller.

Few months after the onset of this condition, the hair growth stops completely. Apart from age, diet, illness and hormones, the most common reason among women for hair loss is stress. They tend to take a lot of stress due to their busy schedule which leaves them with no time for themselves. As a result they suffer from poor nutrition, thus resulting in hair loss. Consumption of certain drugs like birth control pills, antidepressant etc might also cause hair loss in women. Women often resort to improper treatment and styling like chemical treatment, coloring, perming etc which also result in hair loss.

Hair loss in women could be prevented by consumption of certain drugs like minoxidil & finasteride. These drugs prevent hair fall & promotes hair growth but at the same time give way to many side effects. Women could also resort to certain home remedies & natural medicines instead of synthetic drugs. Proper nutrition gelled with healthy lifestyle could be beneficial for preventing hair loss.

Anonymous said...

Hair loss is a terror in most men which they hope will never occur. However, with the thinning hair, the actual process of hair loss begins. A head having good hair has always been treated as the symbol of youth, virility and attractiveness in males but when the problem of hair loss happens, most people take it as a big shock.
Usually, the male pattern baldness is a problem for men. In about 95 percent of the cases, hair loss in men is related to genetics. However, other factors that cause male baldness include head trauma, stress, lack of nutrition, illness, and use of certain prescription drugs.

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