For men, hair loss can be a normal, if unwanted, part of life. Many men just choose to live with it. But womens hair loss can be very distressing. Hair loss can be socially acceptable for men, even fashionable, but for women it is not.
There can be many reasons for womens hair loss. Some of them can be the same as for men. Certain diseases can cause hair loss, as well as certain medications, for example. These can be similar for men and women.
And then some womens hair loss can be caused by conditions specific to women. Menopause for example.
And women can suffer from inherited hair loss, just as men do. Female pattern baldness exists just as male pattern baldness does. Womens hair loss caused by inherited factors will usually take a slightly different form. Inherited womens hair loss tends to manifest itself in different ways and different places than for men.
Women usually maintain their hairline, and suffer from thinning hair, whereas men tend to lose their hairline and often all hair in certain places.
It is not generally understood in the community that womens hair loss is almost as common as mens. It is often less visible, and women can cover it up often so it is not noticed as often.
And womens hair loss can be the cause of more severe psychological reactions in women than men and so women can often benefit from some forms of counselling.
So if you are suffering from womens hair loss what do you do? It is vital to understand that you can only take the appropriate steps to attempt to control or reverse your hair loss once you know what is causing it. Visit your doctor and if necessary your doctor will refer you to a specialist.
Then you know why you are losing your hair. You should receive some clear instructions from your medical professional on the options open to you, the likelihood of success, the possible side affects if any and the cost. Only then can you make an informed decision on how to deal with womens hair loss as it affects you.
Different causes of womens hair loss are treated very differently. Many of the treatments available to women are the same as those available to men, some are different.
So, if you are suffering from womens hair loss do something about it now. Don't ignore it and worry. Visit your doctor and find out why, whether you need to do anything about it and if so what.
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