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Hair is seen as a prime factor of physical attractiveness and a way of expressing individuality. This is the basic reason why women spend a lot of time and money for grooming, dyeing, drying, curling and styling their hair. They love to make their hair look just the best. But when their hair began to fall down, the situation is extremely traumatic for them. It is really tough for them to live with hair loss in a society that sees hair as a sign of youth, attractiveness and good health. In fact, the person itself doesn’t feel attractive and her self-esteem goes down gradually.
Hair loss in women is quite different from the men. It usually does not begin with a sudden recession in hairline. Rather, it begins with widening part and uniform thinning of hair throughout the scalp. If not treated, the hair loss spreads to the sides of the scalp in the temples and above the ears. In rare cases, women go partially or completely bald.
Most women notice the hair loss in their 40s or 50s, but it can happen at any age. In case of women, hair loss can be slow or sudden, temporary or permanent, depending on the cause behind.
Female Pattern Baldness: In this condition, women find diffuse thinning of hair throughout the scalp. This condition is also known as Androgenic alopecia, and is basically hereditary.
Telogen Effluvium: In this case, sudden body change (like major surgery, accident or extreme stress) cause increase in shedding of hair.
Trichotillomania: In this disorder, people feel urge to pull their hair from the scalp or other parts of the body. This cause patchy hair loss and even baldness in some women.
PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is also one of the reasons behind hair loss in females, which arises basically due to imbalance in male and female sex hormones.
Lupus: It is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, and thus cause loss of hair. This condition is usually seen in women during childbearing years.
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is also responsible for thinning of hair in women.
Pregnancy: Women suffer from sudden hair loss during or after pregnancy. This loss of hair is temporary.
Menopause: In this condition, women find clumps of hair falling, and even baldness in some scalp areas. This condition is caused due to decrease in level of oestrogen (increase in level of testosterone).
Anemia: Anemia, which is caused due to iron deficiency, is also a prime reason for hair loss in women.
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy causes your hair to fall out, though it is temporary and the loss will recover soon.
Medications: Various medications like Birth control pills, antidepressants & blood thinners also cause excessive hair fall.
Stress: Stress can also cause extreme shedding of hair. That means, thinning of hair.
Unnutritional Diet: Hair Loss in women can also be due to over-consumption of Vitamin A, lack of protein or due to deficiency of Vitamin B (Biotin) in your diet.
In some cases, taking nutritional diet and treating the hormonal imbalance can help in preventing excessive hair fall. While for other cases, here are some of the effective treatments for hair loss:
Medication: Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only FDA-approved medication for women to stop the hair loss. You can also go for this option if you have a V-shaped hairline, also called Widow’s peak.
PRP Therapy: In this procedure, a little blood is taken from your body and centrifuged to increase the growth factors. Then, it is injected into the scalp area facing hair loss.
Laser Therapy: In a Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT), laser light is made to fall on the hair to increase the hair growth.
Hair Transplantation: In this procedure, the hair are moved from a donor area to the scalp area facing thinning of hair (or baldness). We are known for providing excellent hair transplants using FUE technique, which is the latest technique of hair transplantation.
We, at DermaClinix, strive to make you experience outstanding hair loss treatment in Delhi.