The known influence of fitness Kayla It sines has confided to a problem that many women suffer and few dare to say publicly shame. It sines has explained in her Instagram account that she always wears a bow and often uses extensions because her hair is getting thinner and weaker every day. A problem also suffered by his mother and grandmother as he comments. And is that in your family there is a history of female Propecia.
But Itsines is not the only woman who dares to talk about the problem. Other women tell their stories on the Women’s Hair Loss Project blog, which serves as a meeting point for all those women who suffer alopecia feel supported.
What It Is And Why It Occurs
It is the most common reason for hair loss in women. What usually happens is that, with the passage of time, the hair follicles shrink-follicular miniaturization-so that the hair is getting thinner and shorter until it finally stops producing new, according to the National Library of Medicine. The United States.
Among the possible causes of this problem are aging, hormonal changes such as menopause, physical and emotional stress, weight loss or family history.
Hair loss, both in women and men, occurs due to shortening of the hair growth phases – anagen phase – and lengthening of the resting time between detachment and the beginning of growth – telogen phase.
However, the thinning pattern of the hair is different from the male, it usually begins with a widening around the root until most of the capillary mass of the upper part and crown of the scalp is lost, while that the front implantation line usually remains unchanged. Unlike men, it rarely ends in total alopecia.
The Ludwig scale is usually used as a classification system to measure the degree of baldness. Type I is a minimal thinning that can be camouflaged with artistic techniques. Type II is characterized by a decrease in volume and a notable widening of the middle part of the line. While type III describes significant hair loss in the upper part of the head.
Androgenetic alopecia involves the action of hormones called androgens, necessary for healthy male sexual development and fundamental in sexual desire or the regulation of hair growth in both sexes. It can be either a genetic issue or an underlying endocrine condition, such as the overproduction of androgens or a tumor that secretes them in the ovary, pituitary gland or adrenal gland.
The prevalence increases with age, 12% represents women between 20 and 29 years old, while more than 50% are older than 80 years. Although it is not something dangerous, it can generate a lot of stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, isolation and depression in patients, because due to social dictations, hair is one of the ‘most ingrained attributes of femininity.’
The most common and effective treatments are usually taking oral antiandrogens and topical Minoxidil, while some patients resort to non-pharmacological therapies such as advice for cosmetic camouflage and hair transplantation.
If there is an excessive loss, a specialist, either a dermatologist or a trichologist, will be asked to determine the origin of the fall. A test is usually done to check for signs of inflammation or infection and to look for other possible causes such as thyroid problems and iron deficiency.