Did you know that upwards of thirty percent of hair loss in both men and woman is hereditary, however other factors can also play a part, such as hormones, stress, medication and growing older.
If you are noticing hair loss and you consult with your doctor he may recommend that you use a product that inhibits Dihydrotestostrone (DHT) which is a hormonal byproduct of testosterone that has been shown to shorten the growth phase of hair by retarding follicle growth. Women do have testosterone and it can move out of balance and be a contributing factor in female alopecia.
If results do not come quickly, do not get down and give up too quickly. Over-the-counter products can have success. Still the best option is to consult your physician first. With regards to womens treatments. Hair loss in women also referred to as female alopecia or female-patterned baldness, can be successfully treated most of the time and be reversed.
Your doctor needs to do the necessary tests checking for hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure and other female related matters. Hair products, the wrong hair color product, perm products, shampoos and excessive blow drying can also affect the degree and rate of hair loss.
When trying different treatments try to establish a timeline to keep track of your progress as results vary from person to person and can take anywhere from six months and up for results to start showing.
Women may battle psychologically more with regards hair loss than men as men have tended to see male pattern baldness as something that just happens to them and something that they need to accept, but they do not have to. Women take great pride in looking beautiful and their hair is a corner stone of their appearance, so taking proactive steps early on is essential in the prevention of hairloss and extremely the regrowth of lost hair.
There is no need to feel embarrassed about asking for help.