female pattern baldness


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female pattern baldness

n.
Progressive loss of scalp hair in women, characterized by diffuse thinning on the crown but rarely leading to baldness; androgenetic alopecia. Also called female pattern hair loss.
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Female pattern baldness can be inherited and tends to affect post-menopausal women.
The long and the short of hair loss (information from NHS Choices and hair loss charity Alopecia UK) There are several types of hair loss in women, including female pattern baldness which causes thinning of the hair primarily from the top of the head in the same way that men lose their hair.
Nicola, from Edinburgh, said: "I thought baldness only affected men and the elderly but I found out the hard way that it also affects young women too," She was diagnosed with female pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, a condition that normally affects women over the age of 65.
In cases of male or female pattern baldness, hair transplants and scalp surgery can be considered.
Once male or female pattern baldness kicks in, the tufts lose hairs and the scalp develops bald spots.
Women suffer from female pattern baldness also caused mostly by hormones.