Webpage Title: Hair Loss in Women Keywords: female hair loss, hair loss treatment, stop hair loss, hair loss products, hair loss prevention, hair loss in women, cause of female hair loss, hair loss for women Word count: 851 File name: female hair loss Hair Loss Among Women – It is not as Simple as it Sounds Usually women do not expect to have to cope with female hair loss even if there is a history of hair loss in their family, with males or females. The general belief tends to be that baldness is a problem for males, not for women. Female hair loss is only accepted when women are old and it is hard to find a hair loss treatment specifically aimed at females. Types of Hair Loss There are three main types of hair loss (alopecia) in women. These types are: 1. Androgenetic alopecia This is a type of inherited pattern hair loss and it is the most common cause of permanent hair loss in both women and men. 2. Alopecia Areata This type of hair loss occurs because the immune system is attacking the hair follicles. 3. Traumatic Alopecia This type of hair loss is caused by braiding or chemically treating the hair. Hot rollers and other appliances can damage the hair to an extent that the hair follicles will stop producing hairs, causing baldness. This treatment is commonly used to stop hair loss. Causes for Hair Loss in Women The cause of female hair loss is different for every woman and sometimes it is possible to stop hair loss by, for example, not using a specific hair treatment product or method anymore. Other causes for female hair loss are: 1. Poor nutrition. A lack of essential vitamins and minerals in your diet might cause hair loss. 2. Certain types of medication can cause hair loss. If you are using medication and you are experiencing hair loss, contact your doctor. 3. A scalp infection can be the cause of (temporary) hair loss. 4. Damaging hair treatments with acids or heat can damage the hair and follicles to an extent where hair will stop growing. Diagnosis of Hair Loss in Women A doctor can diagnose your hair loss on the basis of (for example) medical history. Other facts on which a diagnosis can be based are: 1. Regularly checking the pattern of your hair. 2. A hair biopsy (the hair will be checked in a laboratory). 3. Blood tests can help a doctor find out if the hair loss is caused by a medical condition. <br><br><b>Continue to:</b><a href="hair-loss-treatment.htm">Hair Loss Treatment in Women</a> Title Name: Hair Loss Treatment in Women Hair Loss Treatment In Women There are several ways to treat female hair loss with different hair loss products, some commonly used methods are: 1. Medication Minoxidil, a topically applied solution stimulates hair growth if the hair follicle is small and not producing hair. This product is FDA approved for treating both male and female hair loss. Anthralin, another treatment, alters the immune function in the affected skin and is an approved psoriasis treatment. 2. Surgical procedures If medication does not have any effect, a doctor can help refer you to a hair specialist for hair implants. This is a procedure that is often performed in a few different sessions under local anaesthetic. 3. Head Massage Head massage is said to stimulate the hair follicles and hair growth, producing new hair growth after only a few sessions. This treatment is quite experimental and success is never guaranteed. Are Estrogens Prescribed by Physicians to Treat Hair Loss in Women? Oral and topical estrogens are prescribed by physicians to treat hair loss for women although there are no controlled studies to support this use of estrogen. The hormone is said to regulate hair growth when hair loss is caused by a hormonal imbalance. How to Cope with Hair Loss? It can be very challenging to have to cope with hair loss problems. As female baldness is often not socially accepted, women suffering from this problem sometimes also develop a lack of self-esteem or embarrassment due to the problem. What steps can you take to be able to deal with your hair loss problem? 1. Get an idea of the cause of your baldness and available treatment options. Speak to as many doctors and professionals as you can and don’t be scared to ask for a second opinion. Your looks and hair are part of your image in the outside world and if you feel unhappy because of your hair loss nothing is more important than finding the right treatment or help for you. Check out both regular and alternative medicine options and decide what’s best for you. 2. Educate those near you. Let people know that female baldness is nothing to be ashamed of, nor is it anything that you can change at will. Women suffering from hair loss don’t have to be old or ill to experience this problem. If you feel up to it, get in touch with women with the same problem, for example on the Internet. 3. Don’t experiment. Experimenting with any hair growth formula that you can buy anywhere might do more damage to your scalp and only a professional can assess the problem and suggest the right treatment for your hair and scalp. Female hair loss can often be helped with the right hair loss treatment. Getting advice and finding out what your options are will help you back on your way to healthy hair.