Women are not the gender that suffer most from alopecia, but the latest figures show that there has been an increase of 25% affect of hair loss in them. The causes of this hair loss are varied, from stress one of the main causes, hormonal changes that are present during menopause, pregnancy, or the consumption of some contraceptives.
The androgenic factor also affects some cases of alopecia in women, genetic or hereditary factors, as well as an increase in androgens that occurs with advancing age or during menopause causing hair loss in large proportions.
Unlike men, who are normally affected by alopecia from the first hairline and progressively receding, or presented in the crown extending towards the forehead, alopecia in women occurs more frequently in the central line in a diffuse manner, hair is replaced by increasingly thinning hair, allowing the scalp to be observed.
Alopecia areata is also present in the female gender with an affectation similar to men: round patches totally without hair, or you can also present to a lesser extent a total alopecia areata in which the scalp is completely lost, or universal alopecia in which all hair or body hair is lost.
As in men alopecia areata is temporary, after determining its cause and undergoing appropriate treatment, the action of alopecia is reversed and begins to appear progressively lost hair.
The alopecia due to the consumption of some medicine or application of a treatment, that affects the hair follicle weakening it, at the moment of suspending the drug the fall of the hair disappears, in women it is very common in the use of contraceptive methods (injections, pills or implants).
Stress is one of the main triggers of hair loss in women, a situation that is aggravated by the person’s fear of recognizing and coping with the situation by going to a specialist; instead, they opt for self-treatment or self-medication in search of a silent solution.
There are statistics that indicate that up to 97% of women who suffer from alopecia try to fight it by their own means. What hinders the improvement in this pathology, not achieving the expected results increases anxiety and stress, considerably delaying the improvement.
Although there is a natural hair loss of between 50 or 100 hairs per day, and that in women is more noticeable by the length of the hair, you should go immediately to the dermatologist, if you observe an excessive or alarming hair loss, either large locks of hair, or a decrease in the abundance of it, to determine the cause of this sudden hair loss, quickly reversing the alopecia and preventing it from becoming chronic.
Therefore, self-medication should be avoided because if the cause is a problem in the skin or scalp, or a fungus, by applying some substance without prior medical evaluation, can produce irritation or aggravate the hair loss becoming irreversible.
In the feminine gender the affectation is physical, psychological, emotional and social. The woman associates the hair to its physical attraction, proof of it is the demand that they have products or article for the treatment of the hair (creams of combing, smoothing, combs, tails, belts, ties, etc.), as well as the high demand that they have salons of beauty in the whole world, for this reason the woman can fall in depression and low self-esteem, affecting its calm development with its surroundings to feel that it can be rejected or discriminated by this situation.
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