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Female Hair Loss In 20s
What to do about excessive hair loss of a female only on the head that started in your teen years and still continues into your early 20s? Please help
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
Go see your doctor: You need to go and see your doctor to diagnose why you are losing your hair. You need to figure that out first and then you may be able to formulate a strategy to address the hair loss. For example, if your thyroid is not working well or you are vitamin deficient, you would simply treat the thryoid disease or replace the deficient vitamin. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What can cause hair loss? I am 21, female, and my hair is constantly falling, especially after washing it.
Hair loss: Some women can experience male pattern hair loss which consists of hair loss along the frontal hair line and the top of the head. Like in men there is a genetic component but this hair loss is also dependent on testosterone. Women with type of hair loss should get a morning total and free testosterone to see if it is elevated ...Read more
Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more
See a doctor: Thyroid disease is one answer. Some blood test, done by a doctor, would be a good thing to find out why. ...Read more
FPHL: Fphl has a strong genetic predisposition although the mode of inheritance remains to be determined. There are many genes that contribute to this condition, and these genes could be inherited from either parent, or both. Genetic testing to assess risk of balding is currently not recommended, as it is unreliable. Currently, it is not clear if androgens (male sex hormones) play a role in fphl. ...Read more
How common is hair loss in women? I never see a female who is losing hair. How common is it for women to experience hair loss?
Female Hair Loss: Hair loss in women affects an estimated 40 Million Americans. Women don't go bald, but thinning causes weak volume and coverage. The treatment of female hair loss begins with accurate diagnosis and evaluation by a full-time ABHRS board-certified hair loss specialist. Treatments may include Minoxidil (82M), Laser Therapy (LaserCap), PRP, Nutritionals or hair transplantation in severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello i am a 22 year old female with hair loss problems due to nerves and i wanted to know what can i put on my hair or take to help it fill in?
Best to treat cause: First off, at least 2 of my siblings have suffered stress induced alopecia so I know how it can be related to nerves. However, not knowing you I am compelled to ask whether you've done a complete workup to discover if in fact, nothing else could be responsible such as hormones and such. If it is truly stress induced then, you MUST address that problem to definitively treat your issue. All the best ...Read more
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