Female Hair Loss is a common hair loss condition among women, which is also known as androgenetic alopecia. In Female Hair Loss, there is thinning hair on the scalp due to increased hair fall, reduction in hair volume or both.
Female Hair Loss appears differently because it is very uncommon for women to bald following the male pattern hair loss unless there is excessive production of androgens (male hormones) in the body. Nevertheless, some women may develop hair thinning at the frontal hairline with normal ageing.
In Female Hair Loss:
Female Hair Loss in women can be due to hormones, ageing and genes that could be inherited from either parent or both.
It is not clear if androgens (male hormones) play a role in Female Hair Loss, although androgens have a clear role in male pattern baldness. The majority of women with Female Hair Loss have normal levels of androgens in their bloodstream. Due to this uncertainty, the term Female Hair Loss is labeled as ‘female androgenetic alopecia’.
Other causes of Female Hair Loss include: