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What is Female Pattern Baldness? What causes it?

What is Female Pattern Baldness? What causes it?

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Dr Batra’s™

Were you under the assumption that baldness can occur only to men? Well, you’re mistaken! There are a significant percentage of hair loss sufferers among women. Female pattern baldness can be absolutely devastating for self-image and emotional well-being. Read on to learn more about it, its causes, how to spot it and its homeopathy treatment.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness is medically known as androgenetic alopecia - ‘androgenetic’ referring to the genes meaning the condition is inherited and ‘alopecia’ referring to hair loss. One of the most common misconceptions of hair loss is that it is a cosmetic problem. Some women cultivate a specific pattern of hair loss due to heredities, stage of development and male hormones that tend to upsurge in women after menopause. The pattern is different from that of men. Female pattern baldness involves a thinning throughout the scalp while the frontal hairline usually remains whole.

Causes of Female Pattern Baldness

Overall, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Ultimately, the follicle does not grow new hair. The hair follicles remain alive which proposes that it is still possible to grow new hair.

There are many potential causes for female pattern baldness and are related to the following.

  • Aging
  • Changes in the levels of androgens
  • Family history of male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Metabolic disorders like hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Nutritional deficiency of protein, iron, vitamin B12, folic acid and biotin
  • Underlying medical disorders like PCOD, thyroid disorder, anemia, and menopause
  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Crash dieting
  • Delivery (childbirth)

How to spot female pattern baldness?

In females, the hairline rarely recedes as it does in males. Some of the common symptoms of female pattern baldness are as follows.

  • Increased hair fall
  • Hair thinning over the head apart from the frontal hairline
  • Hair looks less voluminous
  • The ponytail appears thinner or the bun appears smaller than before
  • The sides of the partition and the top portion of your head might show significant thinning

Homeopathy treatment for female pattern baldness

There are many advantages of homeopathic treatment for female pattern baldness. Homeopathy not only treats the symptoms of female pattern baldness but also the root causes which can be an underlying illness like thyroid disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, anemia, diabetes mellitus, or even physical and emotional stress. Homeopathy treatment does not cause any harmful side effects which commonly occur with the use of conventional drugs used for female pattern baldness.

Based on the diagnosis of the baldness, the qualified and experienced doctors (some have completed a fellowship course in Dermatology, including Trichology, from the Mumbai University) develop a customized female hair loss treatment plan. Based on the individual needs, they recommend the right treatment to the patient. Dr Batra's™ follows a cohesive approach combining homeopathic medicine, nutritional supplements and aesthetic treatments to bring best results.

Read More: I have female pattern baldness. Can it be treated?

Here’s what Aditi has to stay after the treatment at Dr Batra's™.

“Three months of my treatment has helped me a lot. My hair fall has reduced from 200 to 55 strands per day which, in turn, prevented female pattern baldness. Thank you so much.”

Watch the video to know how happy and content she is with hair quality.


You can take the hair loss evaluation test in order to assess the current state of your baldness and know the individualized risk for female pattern baldness. If you notice female pattern baldness symptoms, you should book an appointment right away. For any queries related to female pattern baldness and other hair conditions, you can consult the expert homeopathic doctors at Dr Batra’s™ on 9033001642.

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