When people suffer from alopecia, they often wonder about the exact causes. However, not everyone…
Female pattern baldness is still a taboo subject today. Almost no one talks about it and, above all, those who suffer from it bring with them a very strong psychological discomfort. Yes, because while there are many bald men, there are far fewer bald women. Those who have to deal with this problem, therefore, often feel both lonely and isolated. And yet, it should be pointed out that the problem of androgenetic alopecia in women exists and should not be hidden. In this way, in fact, anyone who has to deal with this situation could be helped to understand how to deal with it.
Studies carried out in various parts of the world and by various teams of experts have highlighted the fact that the eventuality of losing one’s hair frightens women a great deal. Whatever their age, they are terrified of the possibility of going bald, of losing more or less suddenly the hair that has always characterized them. In many live not only a physical discomfort, but also psychological that is reinforced by the fact that in many societies this condition is not accepted at all.
Here, therefore, it is important to understand why the hair fall and what can be done to stop it all and return to a condition of normality, regaining confidence in themselves.
Cause of female pattern baldness
In most cases, women are affected by androgenetic alopecia. Yes, because this spares neither women nor men and it is important to understand what you can do to try to make amends. Androgenetic alopecia, as we know, is the so-called baldness, a term sometimes used improperly but which specifically identifies this condition.
In more or less severe forms, 1 in 4 women have problems with their hair. This is a very important number if you think of all that this entails and what are the implications first physical and then psychological. In Italy there are about 4,000,000 women with this problem.
The causes of female alopecia are attributable to Dihydrotestosterone (mostly) and to Prostaglandin PGD2. This enzyme shuts down the hair follicles and, therefore, also shuts down their functionality. Of course, these are only the main causes, and there are many others that are not yet fully understood.
Hormonal changes, which are very frequent in women during pregnancy or menopause, certainly help hair loss, but hair can also be weakened by overly aggressive treatments. There are many factors to take into account.
It is therefore important to monitor the situation and understand that it is essential to consult a specialized doctor in order to find the best solution. Sometimes in women can be useful a hair transplantation, thanks to new techniques that allow you to not have stitches and visible scars and return to normal activities in a few days. Because of the pattern of thinning, we must carefully consider when a woman can undergo surgery. Much more frequently than in men, a female androgenetic process also attacks the donor area, making a possible hair transplant impossible.
Only through a specialist visit will be possible to find a valid solution to a problem felt by so many women, who will be able to go back to being as happy as they where before.