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Female Pattern Baldness

More than the men, women feel more burdens when they lose their hair. This is because they are more conscious about how they look and their confidence greatly depends on their physical appearance. To avoid a feeling of shame, there are many ways to cope with it.

Hair loss in woman effects millions worldwide and tends to come in two forms. Female patterns hair loss (which accounts for 95% of women's hair loss) and chronic hair loss. The former relates to the natural thinning process that many women experience as they grow older whereby the  hair gets noticeably thinner around the crown and forehead areas. This is common at the onset of menopause and there is a marked increase in the percentage of women who suffer from this affliction as they near 40 years of age. The reason this form of hair loss occurs in women is that the levels of estrogen decline as the woman ages. This estrogen, in it's various forms, helps to counter-act the effects of the (male) hormone, testosterone that all women have in their bodies to some degree. This in turn has a minimizing effect on the levels of the testosterone variant, DHT, that is produced and it is this DHT that is primarily responsible for hair loss in women. Once a woman reaches menopause, the levels of estrogen decrease markedly, and the effects of testosterone and DHT become more evident. This in turn, leads to the thinning of the hair around the crown and forehead areas. the life cycle of the hair follicles in these areas become shorter, and the shedding of hair becomes more frequent.

Before doing anything, make sure that you know what the cause of your hair loss is. Visiting the doctor to know the status of the condition and to ask for available treatment options that might work on you.

While it’s true that hair loss can greatly affect one’s overall physical appearance, there is no reason to lose self-confidence totally. If you are one of those persons who are slowly losing their self-confidence due to hair loss, regain your confidence with new hair

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