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Women's Guide to Hair Loss TreatmentInformation presented by HairLossTalk.com
Welcome to the Guide to Women's Hair Loss.
There are five steps in this guide, the last of which will provide you with treatments to begin as soon as you're ready. We don't carry nor create our own products. We just point you to the most scientifically backed options available. Let's get started!
Do you have Patchy Hair Loss?
If you are experiencing any form of patchy hair loss or total loss of hair on your head, or other parts of your body, this guide is not for you. Please visit our "Guide to the Alopecias" for information custom tailored to your needs.
You are not alone...
It's hard enough for a man to lose his hair, but at least it is socially acceptable. For a woman losing her hair, the experience can be a thousand times more difficult. Confusion, fear, and anxiety can set in, and the feeling of helplessness is understandable. HairLossTalk has been around for over 8 years, and in that time we found that nearly 30% of our visitors are female. And we have a lot of visitors. Over 2 million a year. So rest assured that you are not on your own with this.
This site has a close-knit community of females dealing with this condition in all its forms, and we hope you will participate. But right now you're here to get help, get on some treatments, and get some direction on what to do next. And that's exactly why we created this guide...
Despite what you may think, as a woman, you do have options. There are products out there that can help, and treatments your physician can administer that will work - even for a woman. This is not just a condition seen only in men. Nearly 40% of women by age 60 experience some form of hair loss. It's no longer about male hair loss versus female hair loss. The causes may be very different, but the solutions are very straightforward.
You will need to do your own Footwork
It is unfortunate but true that Physicians these days seem to have less and less education on many conditions, and being proactive on behalf of your own health is imperative to getting good treatment.
The average doctor knows little about men's hair loss, let alone women's, which is far more complex.
In the next few pages, we will arm you with knowledge. It will be your job to discuss this information with your physician and get the care you need. Expect to hit some roadblocks along the way however, as this is the sad state of our medical system today. The physician fully educated in women's hair loss will undoubtedly agree with anything you find here.
The most common causes of hair loss in women are hormonally related. Whether it be an overactive thyroid, or the after effects of menopause or pregnancy, there usually is a "good" reason why women lose their hair. The key is to find out what the reason is, and to then evaluate your options in dealing with it. If and when this is not possible, we will give you the steps on how to proceed. First things first though, let's find out how to help your doctor diagnose your condition.