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Diagnosis: The Most Important Weapon in the Fight against Female Hair Loss

Article by Harley Street Hair Clinic

The first thing any woman suffering from the onset of female hair loss needs to know is this: your condition may not be as serious as you think. Current medical knowledge suggests that some forms of female baldness are caused by hormonal changes – and that the former hair thickness and lustre can be regained naturally (i.e. without treatment) within a year or so from the first appearance of effects.

The important thing is to be correctly diagnosed. No hair loss treatment will be effective unless the diagnosis made of the causes of that lost hair is accurate. That is why it is so important to attend a reputable clinic – and to make your female hair loss known to a consultant as soon as possible. The sooner your consultant becomes acquainted with your condition, the greater the chances that he or she will receive all the information needed to make a correct diagnosis of your condition.

The loss of hair in women broadly speaking falls, into three categories: androgenetic hair loss, telogen effluvium, and pattern baldness. Androgenetic hair loss, the most common cause of female baldness (as, indeed, it is the most common cause of male baldness) is caused by an over production of a male growth hormone – which can be treated by introducing substances to the scalp that prevent its production at all.

Telogen effluvium, the correct name for a number of hair follicles entering the resting stage of their life cycle at the same time, is a less structured form of female hair loss – and one for which correct diagnosis is vital. This is because telogen effluvium has several possible causes – and if the cause is misunderstood, the subsequent treatment or lack thereof will obviously not work.

Example: some telogen effluvium is caused by hormonal changes, which themselves are caused by other circumstances (including but not limited to pregnancy, stress, the menopause and the use of contraceptive pills or implants). The correct diagnosis of this form of female hair loss will lead to the correct treatment – which, in the case of pregnancy or stress, for instance, is none. Prescribing a treatment in hormonal cases of hair loss may have no effect – you simply need to wait for the body to restore its own hormone balance, at which point the hair will regrow and quickly return to normal.

Diagnosis of the correct cause of female baldness can lead to a greater overall understanding of the way in which your life has an effect on your health. Women undergoing great stress, for example, may not even know that this is the case until they are diagnosed by a consultant as having a stress related form of female hair loss. In cases like this the hair loss itself is an indicator of a much wider problem – and as such is a necessary physical warning sign designed to facilitate action against the cause of the wider problems. Without good diagnoses, that realisation doesn’t happen.

Modern medical science places more stress on the idea of cause and effect than it used to. In many cases female baldness is not something that needs treatment but a warning sign. Diagnosis lets us heed those warnings and act on them.

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