Androgenetic Alopecia- Female Hair Loss Causes

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in females and is the result of an increased sensitivity to the male hormones called androgens. This sensitivity causes hair balding or thinning in women who suffer from the condition. While men usually develop receding hairlines, women usually do not. Females generally experience a thinning of hair across the entire scalp, which progresses somewhat evenly as time passes. This hair loss may or may not be more severe towards the front or back of the head.

Most women develop androgenetic alopecia sometime after menopause, however, it is possible to develop the disorder at a younger age. All people lose around 100 hairs per day, but women with androgenetic alopecia may lose far more or they may fail to replenish the hairs that were lost.

Androgenetic alopecia can usually be treated with hair transplantation surgery, however, this is not always the case. If women experience thinning of the hair across the entire scalp, transplantation surgeries are unlikely to improve the appearance of the hair.

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