Women and hair thinning
If you are in this circumstance right now, you may be stuck to some questions as to why this is happening to you or you are not yet expecting it to happen just yet. Well, you are not alone. This is because the patterns are not really recognizable unlike that with men.
Women should not really be scared when they notice their hair thinning because it may be because of some illness or pregnancy that they experience this. If you judge the pattern like with men, you should remember that a man’s hair begins to thin earlier than a woman. Women start hair loss at around 50, or even later. But if you are really the kind of woman who fears that the hair loss you are experiencing is not normal, you should probably see a specialist to have an early diagnosis. It is recommended to see a specialist rather than doing a self exam because often times, self diagnosis is not accurate. As discussed earlier, women do not shed hair like men, which have an obvious thinning of hair as they have a different hair loss pattern.
There are different patterns that may consider as signs of “Androgenetic Alopecia”. If you see your hair thinning by the back and front of the scalp, it may suggest that you have Androgenetic Alopecia. Also, when the entire scalp seems to be thinning, well it is an obvious sign of the Androgenetic Alopecia.
Though it has been discussed that female pattern starts at 50, it may also be that it starts on the late teen years to the early 20s of women. That is why you have to see a specialist to diagnose the thinning. There are also a few causes of hair loss in women that is not associated with the hair loss pattern. These include Trichotillomania, which is caused by hair pulling. Alopecia areata which may be a disorder that autoimmune. Triangular alopecia which is only a temporary loss. Scarring Alopecia, which involves the scarring of the area of the scalp. And lastly, Telogen effluvium, which is a hormonal or drug/stress associated cause.