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The emotional toll of female pattern baldness

We have this weird connection with our hair, don’t we? We spend hours on it, stress about it and worry about losing it. Hair fall in females is way more daunting as compared to men because let’s face it; it is not socially acceptable, so to speak. Female androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as female pattern baldness is the main reason for hair loss in women. As women age, it becomes more and more prominent in most cases. The prevalence rate increases while a woman ages and it reaches its peak between the ages of 70-80.

So what is it exactly?

Female pattern baldness is greatly related with thinning hair. Thinning hair occurs at three different stages and these stages are based on the age of the onset of thinning. Typically, if it starts anywhere between teens or early 20s up to the age of 40 approximately, we call it androgenetic alopecia. Hormonally, the levels of enzymes responsible for androgenetic alopecia are way higher in the later decades. This is a classic male and female pattern thinning that we all seem to know. If the thinning starts in the late decades like the 60s 70s and older senescent thinning or age-related thinning

Pertaining to female pattern hair loss, there is an in-between group where the onset of thinning occurs between the ages of 45-55. This group is now being called the female pattern hair loss group where the role of androgens is not as definite as with other groups.

Genetics appears to be a great factor in this condition. It can be inherited from either parent. More often than not, it starts occurring after menopause which means hormones too could play a hand. Androgen hormone hugely contributes to female pattern baldness. Secretion of these hormones may cause loss of hair.

Other causes may include going for a hairstyle that pulls up hair too tightly, severe infections, cancer treatment and other medications among others

Conventional treatment

One of the most common hair fall treatment methods is the application of topical creams regularly on the scalp. The thing with these creams is that it may take up to 6 months to show any meaningful result and hair fall might return once you stop using them. Potential side effects may include itching, redness and dryness. One could always go for oral steroids, yielding great results in most cases. However, they too could present some side effects in the form of dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, just to name a few. There are always surgeries that could be done but we all know how expensive they are and the fact that they do not have a 100% success rate makes it a less viable option. You need something that is more concrete with a higher success rate than the aforementioned methods. Say hi to homeopathy!!

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeopathy presents a cheap, reliable and healthy approach toward treating female pattern baldness. Homeopathy deals with this condition by going for the underlying principal cause. It aims at providing the patient with long-term relief. A homeopathic remedy for hair loss in females is tailor-made for each case. Because the causes can be varied, it is important to look into X’s and O’s of the symptoms. There is no generic medicine for this disorder so to come up with a solid, customized medication is a homeopath’s top priority.

Bottom line

Hair fall can be a huge blow to anybody’s confidence. It is necessary to deal with it in a patient manner. You can visit a hair clinic and follow the expert homeopathic doctor’s instructions properly. Of course, it will take some time but don’t worry, it will be just fine.