It’s normally thought of as the bane of a man’s existence but 40% of women also experience hair loss. There are many common causes for hair loss in women but recent research conducted by US dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadik, has uncovered a new one.
“A number of women who have diffuse hair loss will have some low-grade inflammation in their scalp,” Dr. Sadick said. “And then they will develop proteins called antibodies that will interact and actually destroy their hair follicles,”
Similar to frontal fibrosing alopecia, a condition that causes receding hair in women, inflammation of the hair follicles can cause permanent hair loss if left untreated. If attended to early enough, hair loss treatments can help to regrow any lost hair as long as the follicles haven’t yet scarred, while anti-inflammatory medication will help control the inflammation.
If you are a woman experiencing hair loss there could be a number of other contributing factors. Never make a self-diagnosis, instead consult your doctor or a hair loss specialist. You’re most likely to eradicate hair loss and keep your hairline by pinpointing the cause and getting the right treatment and advice early.
For more information and advice, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. The UK’s leading hair loss clinic also provides an online diagnostic form for those who can’t make it into the centre. No matter who or where you are or what the cause, you can always take action against hair loss.