Female Pattern Baldness occurs commonly after menopause and can affect females from their teenage years., Female pattern baldness (FPB), or androgenetic alopecia (AGA), after male pattern baldness is one of the most common forms of hair loss. Though, it does not catch the eye as much as male pattern baldness as it does not rather steps forward to a condition of absolute baldness.
However, hair loss in women has as much blow on a woman’s psyche as ‘aging’ itself. The implication is apparent – hair plays a crucial role in a woman’s life. A head full of lustrous hairs for a woman epitomizes beauty, feminine grace, style and poise.
Symptoms of Female Pattern Baldness
- Regular hair loss with loss of density over time
- Spotted hair loss
- Hair strands come out thinner than before
- Hair looks less voluminous
- The sides of the partition and the top portion of your head may show significant thinning known as ‘Christmas tree’ pattern.
- When it comes to hair thinning patterns, there is a typical relationship, in women, amid their mother, sisters, aunts and grandmothers. Genetic hair loss in women affects the back of the head and also the sides unlike men.
Hormonal imbalance in the body is the major cause of Female pattern baldness (FPB),. Conditions, such as ovarian cysts (or, PCOS), or menopause, are exclusive causes for female pattern baldness.
The fall below normal levels in the ‘hair-protective’ female hormone, oestrogen, in the body activates the disorder. This elevates the level of the male hormone, testosterone, in the body which ultimately results are hair loss in women. Genetics is the other basis of female pattern hair loss.The problem tends to run in families and is passed on from one generation to the other.
Followed by certain lab and other tests Trichologists evaluate the extent of hair loss and its chronology. There is no need for investigations for menopausal women, with female pattern baldness, because the cause is obvious. In the same way, a family history of baldness (on either side) is in general sufficient to make out whether the cause is genetic.
Trichologists may examine the patient for abnormal hair growth on the body, excess facial hair and acne as far as ovarian cysts are concerned. Or, find out if you have irregular periods.
Hair falling treatment is intended at slowing down the development of hair loss and facilitating growth of hair. The period of medical treatment for Female Pattern Baldness, certainly, depends on the stage of hair loss and other factors, such as health of hair or scalp – this may take 2-3 months, or more, to react to treatment.