Are you worrying whether your balding is a genuine medical concern or simply due to a change in your shampoo brand? Studies have shown that almost 50% of women in Singapore consider hair loss as a major concern, hence their search for hair loss clinics in Singapore. Continue reading to find out if you are suffering from female pattern baldness, a type of hair loss that only affects women.
What is female pattern baldness? How do I know if I’m not just suffering from normal hair loss?
The medical name for female pattern baldness is androgenetic alopecia. Women suffer from it more frequently compared to men. How do you know if your hair loss is not normal? It’s normal to shed around 50-100 hairs a day, but if you find that new hair is not growing back, it’s time to seek help.
Here are some signs of female pattern baldness:
- You have more hair loss than usual, and no new hair is growing back to replace the lost hair. You did a check on your comb, restroom, and pillowcase and found many more hair strands than normal.
- Hair thinning and less hair volume – you may find that the centre parting line in your hair is widening, scalp skin becomes more noticeable, and bald patches are visible.
- You simply feel that your hair is not as thick as usual.
How did I get female pattern baldness?
Why do women get it? The answer lies in genetics – if either of your parents suffered from balding, your parents likely passed on the gene to you. Hence the term androgenetic. Alopecia stands for hair loss.
Here are the 3 segments of women most susceptible to female pattern baldness:
- Either parent suffered from hair loss
- Approaching midlife (35 years old and above)
- Has undergone menopause
Other less frequent but also valid causes include:
- Suffering from autoimmune disease or other illnesses
An autoimmune disease occurs when your immune system is abnormal and attacks your body by mistake rather than protecting it. One example would be alopecia areata, a disease resulting in complete hair loss from the scalp and your body. Thus, it’s a good idea to consult the doctor for a diagnosis, especially if you are uncertain, as you could be suffering from an autoimmune disease.
- Taking medications
There are birth control pills that may cause hormonal changes, triggering female pattern baldness.
- Suffering from traction alopecia
Traction alopecia is gradual hair loss caused by a pulling force. It often happens to women who have tied their hair back too tightly for long hours on end. Contracting this condition would be a reminder not to tie or clip one’s hair too tightly.
If you feel you are suffering from female pattern baldness, do head to a doctor to confirm your diagnosis. You may end up with permanent hair loss if you wait too long to seek treatment. Doing treatment minimizes the chances of future hair loss and speeds up the growth of new hair.
Who Are We?
With advances in modern science and technology, the Eeva Hair Loss Treatment Clinic has successfully helped patients with female pattern baldness slow down, reverse hair loss, and stimulate hair regrowth through non-invasive doctor-designed protocols.
Our female medical doctors stand out for high quality and responsive patient-centred care at every touchpoint. Their strong empathy and patient-centred communication skills are key to improving our patients’ safety and eliminating emotional distress. When COVID limits in-person interactions, patients feel extremely satisfied and appreciative of our customized approach for in-clinic visits.
Instead of overwhelming you with medical information, we would like to invite you to a journey of active focused listening, agenda elicitation, and patient education. The final result is always a holistic treatment completely tailored to your lifestyle and budget, so take that step to contact us now.