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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Female Pattern Hairloss

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Dr. Swapnil SanghaviDermatologist • 13 Years Exp.Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Causes and treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss

Hello everyone, I am Doctor Swapnil Sanghavi and I am a practicing dermatologist, hospitologist, and dermato-surgeon.  I practice in Kanchavli and Muravli. As male pattern hair loss is more commonly seen in males there is a similar condition called female pattern hair loss which is seen in females. Here females start losing their hair mainly in the vertex area that is the central part of the scalp, the parting is more evident; the scalp is more visible in this condition and there is excessive hair loss. So, this is mainly because of hormonal imbalances and is more commonly seen in those who have irregular menstrual periods or facial hair growth.

So these are mainly prone to a condition called as PCOD, Polycystic Ovarian disease where there is a hormonal imbalance in the body. So, the treatment for this condition mainly includes correcting any hormonal imbalances if it is very severe and it includes minoxidil solution to be applied and a hair supplement which contains biotin. The effect usually starts appearing after around 2-3 months and maximum effect is seen around 6 months as also seen in male pattern hair loss. And along with that, it requires correction of any iron deficiencies, low hemoglobin and any thyroid disorders which also play a very important role in hair loss in females.

This is quite a common condition in females and it affects around 20-30% percent of females in the country.  As the hemoglobin levels of the females of our country is usually very low, it is more severe in our country. However, the treatment is quite satisfactory and well-initiated early it gives quite a reasonable coverage back. And it gives a good response. So this is something in short about female pattern hair loss.

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