According to the American Hair Loss Association, as many as 5% of women under 30 and 60% of women older than 70 are affected by genetic hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of female hair loss. It can begin any time after puberty and typically occurs before the age of 40. In order to stand up to anything, one must first learn to understand it. If you’ve been diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia, here’s what you should know. (more…)
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Mom and Dad don’t always pass down the best genes. While you may love that cute button-nose you inherited from your mother, your balding father gave something a little less charming. Being genetically predisposed to hair loss is, unfortunately, unavoidable. Female alopecia most commonly presents itself over the entire scalp, resulting in baldness. This can be especially disastrous for older women who have grown accustomed to having a full head of hair. In some cases, alopecia occurs on the front and top of the scalp while thinning sparingly toward the sides. Learning more about the mechanisms behind genetic hair loss, the signs you may have inherited alopecia, and understanding possible solutions will give you a clear head while going through this emotionally draining time. Let’s get started.