It is more common for victims of hair loss to be men rather than women but it is not uncommon to hear that a woman is suffering from hair loss. There are certain periods in a woman’s life when she starts shedding her crowning glory such as after a pregnancy, during menopause and when she is in a phase where her hormones are not balanced.
The top most reason why women start to lose their hair is because of the imbalance in the level of their hormones. The good news, when it comes to women, is that these losses are usually a temporary thing and can be easily diagnosed thus proper treatment may be done.
According to a hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Thomy Kouremada-Zioga of The Private Clinic located in Harley Street, there are many hormonal issues that results to hair loss in women and these have corresponding treatments too.
The first one is an overactive thyroid which results to an issue called Telogen Effluvium. When this happens, the cycle of the hair growth changes and the hair could thin out. The treatment options are prescription of antithyroid medication, radioactive iodine or a surgery. The kind of treatment will depend on different factors such as severity of the condition, age of the patient, among many others.
Second cause of hair loss is a very high level of testosterone. When the level of testosterone in a woman is higher than normal, she may experience what is commonly termed as male patterned baldness. This is not a common problem in female because they usually have high level of estrogen. If this happens, the treatment options include oral contraceptives, sticking to a healthier diet, regular exercise and losing weight.
Third reason can be hyper-oestrogen which means that the level of progesterone in a woman is very low thus leading to shedding. Hair loss treatment for women who are suffering in this condition involves a progesterone cream, diet with higher nutrients from fruits and vegetables, lowering stress and exercising daily.