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06 Apr
What is female alopecia?

Female alopecia is a genetic disease inherited from parents.

Hereditary pretentious hair follicles of women who have experienced female hair loss are easily affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone, which will cause hair follicles to shed normal hair and produce thinner, shorter and colorless hair. This peach-colored fluff makes the scalp look thinner. As time goes by, the miniaturized hair follicles shrink and die, resulting in permanent alopecia, which is called baldness. There is no peach hair on the bald part, and the scalp appears tight and shiny. 

Baldness is an unchangeable condition. Once the hair follicle shrinks, it disappears forever. This will be similar to losing any other part of the body, because we can't copy our body parts, and there is no female hair loss product or remedy that can force the body to produce new hair follicles. 

Behind female alopecia 

Like men, women inherit the gene of thinning hair from either parent. Women's adrenal glands and ovaries produce testosterone. Although testosterone is transformed into DHT in women, it will not cause alopecia because of the protective effect of estrogen and progesterone. These hormones reduce the production of DHT and block the attachment of DHT to hair follicles as long as they exist in sufficient amount. Any situation that may lead to decreased estrogen and progesterone production or excessive dihydrotestosterone production may lead to thinning hair of genetically susceptible women. 

In women, hair loss can begin at any age after puberty, but in most cases, hair loss occurs during menopause. The normal production of female hormones drops sharply during menopause, which reduces the natural protection of women for thinning hair. 

Hair loss in premenopausal women indicates abnormal hormone imbalance, which requires medical investigation and proper treatment. In postmenopausal women, hormone replacement therapy restores normal hormone levels and stops this process.

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