A 30-year-old female asked:
hormone tests are normal.diet is healthy but still im facing male pattern baldness type hair loss.im 30 years old unmarried female.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Female hair loss: Female baldness is present in 30% of females and is occurring earlier in Western culture. Stress, crash diet, birth control pills,sleep cycle, ovarian cysts ,anemia or low iron, diabetes, low caffeine,lack of sun protection have been associated. Spironolactone, minoxidil ( be careful not on face) ,cyproterone acetate have been shown ot have some benefit. Follow up with a dermatologist.
Answered on Oct 18, 2014
Dr. Glynis Ablon answered
28 years experience Dermatology
It's hard to check: hormones and frequently female pattern hair loss may not show lab abnormalities. You can have a biopsy performed if thyroid and iron/ferritin and complete blood count are normal. See derm for answers and treatment options as we do have success treating female pattern baldness
Answered on Dec 13, 2016
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