Diagnosis can include blood work to test for nutrient deficiencies, scalp examination and gathering medical, lifestyle and family information.
Forty percent of hair loss sufferers are women, and the phenomenon can be particularly devastating for them.
Hair loss in midlife is expected and they can still be seen as attractive, says Kobren, with men. For a woman, it’s over. Notice that whenever occurring in men who have a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, male pattern baldness, in addition, is the result of the intersection of hormones and heredity. With all that said… Sometimes the cause is a combination of factors.
One person may lose hair being that a mix of stress and a recent surgery or medications. Kobren believes that two other emerging therapies hold promise. Anecdotal evidence, however, was promising. I haven’t seen enough clinical data yet to show that it works, he says. It only helps maintain existing hair and does not promote regrowth, minoxidil had been FDAapproved for women in a 2 percent concentration.
Women with genetic or autoimmune related hair loss have very few options for hair regrowth, says Kobren.
Even effective therapies can be ineffective if the treatment and the root cause don’t align.
a number of other miracle cures like thickening shampoos or standing on your head are nothing more than snake oil, says Kobren. In such cases, hair growth can be encouraged by addressing the underlying problems. For the sake of example, the hair loss is typically temporary, when the cause is nutrient deficiency or stress. Surgery can be an effective option for men with male pattern baldness, says Kobren. For instance, the procedure’s success is predicated on moving DHT resistant hair to areas on the scalp that previously grew ‘DHT sensitive’ hair.
They almost never gain longterm benefit from the procedure, since HT sensitivity is rarely the big issue for women.