Hair loss in female can occur at any age group but more common in certain ages such as nearing menaupause and at teens.
Normally a woman will loose 50 to 100 hair per day due to different phases of hair growth cycle.
most common causes include heriitery causes in female pattern hair loss, medical condition such as anaemia or thyroid disorders, improper styling and usage of harsh products or usage of certain medications.
Any stressful event in life will lead to massive hair loss.
Ageing will lead to decrease in female hormones estrogen and progesterone and relative increase in testosterone leading to thinning of hair particularly in the crown of head called female pattern hair loss. specific grading systems available to grade this condition graded from 1 to 7
Diet has big influence on hair growth and hair loss.
What are the symptoms or signs of hair loss in women?
Seeing more hair fall out daily either on your brush, on the floor, in showers, on your pillows, or on the sink
Seeing noticeable patches of thinner or missing hair, including a part on the top of your head that gets wider
Having smaller ponytails
Seeing hair break off
How to prevent hair loss ?
Preventing hair loss completely is impossible as it has varied reasons. At surgiderma we always give following advice.
Avoid stress learn to cope with yoga breathing exercise or other techniques
Have good balanced diet never go for crash diet for weight loss. we advice specific vitamin and mineral supplement for all patients with weight loss.
Use hair products which are gentle to the hair avoid straightening or harsh treatment for hair.
Treatment options available
when you think home remedies are not working and meet us at clinic we always take your complete history including diet and family history to find cause of hair loss.
few tests which are done frequently includes
Gentle hair pulling to determine how many hairs come out
Blood tests to test for vitamin and mineral levels (like vitamin D, vitamin B, zinc, and iron), and hormone levels (including thyroid and sex hormones)
Scalp examination under a microscope
Scalp biopsy to remove and examine a very small piece of tissue
Once a diagnosis is achieved proper diet counseling is done and a balanced diet chart is given with the help of our dietician.
Most may not require any require any treatment other then few supplements such as iron and folic acid. It is most important to take these regularly as it improves efficacy of other treatment modality.
The mainstay of treatment is minoxydil topical solution in female pattern hair loss. various other medication can be used such as finastride.
For results it may take months to notice but regular usage is mandatory.