You might be surprised by how many women with hair loss or alopecia there actually are. A woman that you know well may wear a wig, hat or have implants to hide partial or total baldness. It is thought that androgen-sensitive alopecia affects a million of us in the US, alone and it is most commonly seen after menopause.
As if we did not have enough to deal with. The thought of going even partly partly bald is almost too much to bear. And, if we've seen it happen to a woman in our family, we know that our risk is greater. Luckily, this is not something that we have to sit back and accept.
It's best to attack the issue with a step-by-step approach, starting with what might be the simplest solution; inadequate nutrient intake. Dull, lifeless, thinning hair commonly used companies nutritional deficiencies.
Here's another thing that might surprise you.
Nutritional deficiencies are common in the US and they are on the rise. At one time, it was believed that we had acquired nutritional deficiencies, except in the poorest of families. Now, doctors are seeing people with deficiencies in the vitamins A, C, D, calcium, B-complex and magnesium. Another surprise-the shortcomings are actually more common in older people than in younger ones.
It is not known if doctors are seeing more women with hair loss as a result of magnesium deficiencies, but it is one of the nutrients that is essential for normal function of the follicles and for hair-growth. The body needs it to process amino acids from proteins, among other things.
Human hairs are actually composed of protein fibers. Although you have likely seen shampoos, conditioners and other treatments containing proteins, it is not believable that the hairs can absorb the nutrients, or that the treatments will do any good.
The most effective treatment for women with hair loss, according to years of clinical trials, is Minoxidil, better known as Rogaine, although that's a brand name. When people are dissatisfied with the treatment, it is typically because they do not allow enough time. This is one treatment that must be continued for life, unless you want the problem to resurface.
Minoxidil is applied topically, twice a day, every day, to thinning or balding areas. More than 50% of women tested see results within six months. Considering the lack of effectiveness of other topical treatments, that's a high percentage.
The women with hair loss that do not see results are probably suffering from an undercoming magnesium deficiency. So, a dual approach is recommended. They may also benefit from an herb called horsetail silica. It has been used for many years as a natural treatment for female baldness.
Male pattern baldness gets the most attention. But, society accepts a bald man. A woman is expected to have a beautiful coiffure, regardless of her age.
If you know women with hair loss, spread the good news, tell them about the options that we have, today.
If you are one of those women, try one or all of the treatments mentioned here. Just do not give up.