Hair Loss In Women

Long tresses, the reverie of every women world-wide, an asset which no women wants to lose at any cost. The very thought of losing hair is quite alarming for them. Though the women do not face glaring baldness like men but still receding hairline or increasing scalp visibility gives jitters to the one facing the problem. The hair loss is quite evident in some age in a very large population of women. There are many reasons of hair loss in women that include
Deficiency of proper nutrition diet & stress
Poly cystic Ovarian Disease
Female pattern baldness
Other hair & skin disorders

The psychological effects of hair loss can worsen the situation. Unlike men, who are less concerned or sadden by hair loss, women tend to stress out seeing their tresses thinning out. This in turn increases the stress level and aggravates the situation. It has been observed that hair loss in women takes place at a steady pace. The rate however accelerates when women enter pregnancy and menopause phase. In nutshell, factors like hormonal changes, medical concerns and environmental factors could be termed responsible for pertaining hair loss.

Before you decide to go for a hair loss treatment, it is very important to understand the pattern of hair loss, which means, the way hair falls. It differs from men and women and each has its own peculiar qualities.

Female Pattern Baldness
In females, baldness takes place when hair starts falling out and new hair does not grow in its place. The initial symptoms start with the thinning of the scalp hair. Hair thinning starts mainly on the top and crown area of the head, although the front hairline remains as it is. It is very rare that women face complete baldness like men.

The Ludwig Classification segregates female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in to 3 stages. Referred as Ludwig Scale, these stages help in understanding hair loss according to the affected area and severity. The Ludwig Scale is extremely helpful to hair surgeons in the diagnosing the degree of hair already lost, estimated hair loss in future and the best treatment to stop by.

Grade I: Central thinning but skin visible.
Grade II: Thinning of hair with skin shinning through.
Grade III: Frank baldness