Hair loss in women

Written by: Dra. Aurora Guerra Tapia
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What causes hair loss in women?

Alopecia of women is an aesthetic problem that often hides a health problem. We sometimes women with androgenetic alopecia in which there is associated a hormonal problem. They may even have versutismo, excess hair from the body, acne, and even metabolic syndrome prone to diabetes and other disorders. Provided of course there is the genetic background, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, which helps us in the diagnosis. Sometimes what we will find is a woman with a frontal fibrosing alopecia, also called alopecia of the crown, in which the hair recedes, he leaves a widening front with loss of eyebrows and sometimes skin lesions. It is possible that what happens is that alopecia areata has a plate that is tiny hairs that fall without knowing why, leaving areas increasingly striking bald.

The disease may also be another reason for alopecia. systemic disease as lupus erythematosus, wherein the plate cicatricial alopecia be irreversible, and which control the basic disease is essential. And why not? There are also more severe alopecia, scarring, as decalvans, which are being left loose tufts of hair in bald medium in which there pustules, swelling, crusting. We might even consider psychology, emotional disorder as a cause of alopecia, as these young people are pulled hair because they have this compulsion, that need, your body, your anxiety, forcing them to perform.


What treatments are available to prevent this ?

Treatment of alopecia woman needs an accurate diagnosis, because if we are not giving a treatment for the disease that cause, we frustration, failure and spending. Therefore, the most important thing is to go to a dermatologist and expert trichologist who can offer hormonal treatments, stimulant treatments papilla platelet growth factors of the patient's own blood, and many other therapeutic options currently have.


How does it affect women psychologically?

Body image is important in the world in which we move and hair, the hair, the most striking image within it. So when a woman suffers from alopecia, the impact is huge. Anxiety, depression, are perhaps two of the factors that manifest themselves in these cases. We can not forget that health is a physical, mental and social well-being, and alopecia prevents us from being healthy. Alopecia of women is an aesthetic and health problem that needs proper treatment. You have to see a specialist dermatologist who can offer trichology scientifically based treatments and also with some recent advances. Put yourself in good hands.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Aurora Guerra Tapia

Specialist Medical-Surgical Dermatology and Venereology. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery with the number one in his class and 20 Distinction, also obtained excellent cum laude in the Degree of Doctor of the Faculty of Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is currently Head of the Dermatology at the Hospital October 12 and Professor of Dermatology at the Complutense University of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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