There are five grades of female pattern hair loss (FPHL).
It can be difficult to diagnose female pattern hair loss (FPHL) in women as opposed to men. FPHL is genetic and it is uncertain whether androgens play a role. Most women who suffer from FPHL have normal hormone levels, however it can occur after menopause.
An increase in hair shedding is a feature of FPHL. It tends to stabilise after onset and increases in severity after months. Treatments for FPHL include, minoxidil, hormone replacement therapy, hair transplantation, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), wigs or bulking powders.
Chronic telogen effluvium (TE) is often confused with FPHL. TE is caused by “shock” to the hair causing shedding during the resting phase. It is also known as club hair due to the clubbed appearance of the hair’s root.
Some typical causes of TE include childbirth, surgical procedures, weight loss, medications, and sun exposure. Treatment of TE involves gentle handling of the hair, treating the scalp condition and a good well-rounded diet. There are many other causes of FPHL, and you can seek help by visiting your GP or contacting us at Hair Transplant Clinics Australia on 1300 512 345.
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