Female hair loss — the lowdown

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Let me start with a story. Ms.X is a middle aged lady, who had very good hair as a teenager. She even won Miss Beautiful Hair during her college days. After marriage she has put on some weight, though she cannot be called obese. Of late she has noticed that her scalp is becoming visible in the front. She has started noticing few hair strands in the bathtub as well. The length of her hair (which used to attract so much attention during younger days) has significantly reduced. She has noticed the same pattern in her mother as well, but she feels her mother started loosing hair much later in her life and it is ‘OK’ for her to lose some now. She tried all the shampoos and hair loss solutions available in the market with little improvement.

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Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems Ph.D. candidate, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek,loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer, skeptical about the worth of Cosmetic Dermatology. [Resume]
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Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems Ph.D. candidate, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek, loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer, skeptical about the worth of Cosmetic Dermatology. [Resume]

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  1. A recent study on scalp, facial and body hair changes after the menopause showed 2 distinct patterns.

    1. Diffuse hair loss with body hair loss and increasing age.

    2. Frontal hair loss which was associated with higher facial hair scores and relatively younger age.

    Ali, I. and Wojnarowska, F. (2011), Physiological changes in scalp, facial and body hair after the menopause: a cross-sectional population-based study of subjective changes. British Journal of Dermatology, 164: 508–513. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10156.x

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