Hair loss for women is far more distressing than it is for men. Many men shave their head therefore making baldness a fashion statement in many ways, this is not so for women. If you are suffering from women’s hair loss you need to be aware of your treatment options.
Of course there are many causes for hair loss in women. Medical conditions and medication can cause thinning hair. It is reported that hair loss in menopausal women can be as high as 40 per cent. Childbirth, hormonal imbalance, stress, as well as poor diet are all contributors to women’s hair loss. However, the number one cause of thinning hair in women is female pattern baldness, and accounts for over 90 per cent of cases just as it does for men suffering the same condition. Granted most women will not suffer the same degree of baldness as men but they will exhibit sufficient thinning to cause emotional trauma.
Androgenetic alopecia, is the technical term for pattern baldness and can also be an inherited condition. Diet can also play an important role in hair loss. We all know the adverse effects a poor diet has on our bodies. Nutrients are as essentail to healthy hair as they are to other organs in our bodies.
The good news is that there are successful women’s hair loss treatment options available. Your medical practitioner can advise on approved medical treatments and some also combine a range of essential hair nutrients to incorporate a total women’s hair loss treatment. Minoxidil is an approved hair loss treatment with studies showing improvement in female pattern baldness cases.