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Types of Women's Hair Loss
April 22 2015

Types of Women's Hair Loss

Women’s hair loss can be impermanent or perpetual. Impermanent hair loss is easier to resolve when its cause is discovered and taken care of, or an ongoing problem when it is not clear what the reason is. Balding that could conceivably have been short-lived, may become more permanent if given the wrong diagnosis. The possibility for such misdiagnoses is probably the most disappointing part for women experiencing hair loss. The following information will help you distinguish the reason for your balding and hopefully lead you and your specialists to the proper medications for your specific condition.

Alopecia is the restorative term for intemperate or abnormal hair loss. There are several variations of alopecia. A commonality in hair loss, for both male and females, is that it is usually a side effect of something else that is happening inside your body. Hair loss will not occur when you are not experiencing a hormonal imbalance or if you are disease free. Causes of hair loss can simply be a genetic background that makes you helpless to male or female pattern baldness or having just one of the manifestations of alopecia areata, or it might be a result of various hosts of illnesses. Luckily, balding could simply be an indication of an impermanent condition like, anxiety, becoming pregnant, or prescription drug use. In these circumstances, hair will frequently (however not in every case) come back when the occasion has passed. Substances, including hormones, prescriptions, and infections can bring about a change in hair development, and shedding stages. They can also affect the length of time. At this point, synchronous development and shedding will take place. When the cause of this is managed, commonly hairs will reverse back to their irregular growth patterns and the hair loss issues stop. For some, female hair loss turns into a long lasting battle.

If you are experiencing hair loss and need to consult a specialist, then come to New Look Institute’s free educational seminar on April 29, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. For more information visit and click on the event link at the top.

Looked into by Paul J. McAndrews, MD

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