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Hair Loss Isn’t Just a Guy Thing

Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is responsible for over 95 percent of hair loss among men, and by age 32 approximately two-thirds of men in the United States will have some degree of hair loss. On the other hand, 40 percent of women will experience hair loss by age 40. Although the numbers are lower for women, there's still a significant number of women who suffer from hair loss. For women, hair loss is still shrouded in a veil of shame, which often prevents them from seeking treatment.

Menopause and Hair Loss

One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is hormonal changes, especially those that occur during menopause. During this time in a woman's life, four out of 10 will suffer from thinning hair. It makes sense when you consider that during pregnancy the surge of female hormones often leaves women with fuller, healthier-looking hair. As hormone levels hit an all-time low during menopause, the opposite occurs and hair may begin to thin and become weaker.

The Emotional Damage of Hair Loss for Women

Hair has often been associated with beauty, health and youth in our culture, and hair loss or baldness has been associated with age and poor health.

Research has found that male hair loss or baldness is seen as far more acceptable from both men and women's perceptions. Hair loss in women can cause an extreme drop in self-esteem and even lead to anxiety and depression, among other emotional problems.

It's important not to lose hope since hair loss in almost all cases is completely treatable and not threatening to your health. Dr. Foster performs FUE hair treatment procedures right here in Southern California.

For more information on how this procedure could change your life or to schedule and appointment, call us today at 760-674-2070.

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