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How many types of Alopecia are there for women?

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How did you get it? How to get rid of it?

Hair loss, getting thinner hair, a beautiful head of hair that turns into a lifeless disaster. Some women are even balding … Especially when this happens to a woman, is very sensitive and can be very embarrassing for ladies. Unfortunately, more than 50% of women get this sometime in their lives with some form of hair loss. Often it is temporary. However, it can also chronic and causes may vary from Genetic. Fortunately, hair loss in women often responds well to treatment. To know how must be the cause. Read here for more information.

What causes hair loss in women?

How many types of Alopecia are there for women?:

  • Androgenetic Alopecia;
  • Telogen effluvium;
  • Androgenetic alopecia.

Androgenetic alopecia is a chronic form of hair loss that is hereditary. Both a chronic form of hair loss that is hereditary. Both men and women can get this. In women, however, it is much less common. You can identify androgenetic Alopecia by gradually becoming thinner and shorter hair. This happens in the middle of the head, over time, the scalp is visible. In men with androgenic Alopecia bald spots arise. This does not happen in women.

How does androgenetic Alopecia?

How androgenic Alopecia develops is unclear. However, experts from that this form of hair loss (in men and in women) is caused by the male hormone testosterone are converted into dihydroxy-testosterone (DHT). This reaction comes about with the help of an enzyme in the sebaceous glands of hair follicles. DHT attacks the hair roots and shortens the life of the hair. As a result, hair becoming thinner and shorter until the hair root dies.

Has an estimated 3%-6% of women under 30 androgenetic Alopecia. Among women older than 70, there is 1 in 3. Although hair loss due to androgenetic Alopecia is genetically determined, does it develop in women often in transition, when the oestrogen and progesterone level drops? This results in relatively higher testosterone levels.

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a collective name for all forms of sudden or severe hair loss. We list below a number of causes of Telogen effluvium:

Severe and prolonged stress

Stress increases the adrenaline levels in the body. In the scalp, this causes the sebaceous glands produce lactic acid. Lactic acid deteriorates the hair growth because it damages the hair roots and the lymph flow blocks. The consequence is that the hair is fine and porous, making it fast.


By high oestrogen levels during pregnancy remains the hair longer in the growth phase. Pregnant women often get thicker hair. When the oestrogen levels drop after giving birth, ends up much hair in the resting phase and it falls out. This form of hair loss in women often start such a 2-4 months after giving birth. It stops between 6-12 months after this;

Starting or stopping the pill

Just like after having a baby, your oestrogen levels drop when you stop birth control pills and may cause hair loss. Also, it often happens that when a woman starts with a contraceptive with lots of androgenic (male) properties, they make hair loss after 3-5 months

Drug Usage

Many drugs have hair loss as one of the possible side effects. Examples include beta blockers for high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol, antidepressants and certain antibiotics. When known is a drug that can cause hair loss, is it possible this is usually listed in the leaflet.

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