Hi, I am a 25 year old female with considerable  hair thinning at the front and back of my head.   My hair has been gradually thinning over a period of 5 years and I have yet to find a reason as to why.   It is really affecting the way i think about myself.   Can you help in any way?

Thank you for your inquiry.

There are many causes of hair loss, the most common of which is Androgenetic Alopecia or hereditary hair loss.   Though hereditary hair loss is thought to be a male problem only, over 20 million women in the U.S. alone are suffering from hair loss.   The first step therefore  would be to see a dermatologist or a hair restoration specialist  about what might be causing you to lose hair.

If the cause is hereditary, there are a few treatment options worth considering such as Rogaine  for women or hair transplantation  for qualified candidates.  

If the cause is not hereditary and it is for some other medical condition, if the medical condition is treated properly, in many cases, hair can return  upon treatment of the condition.

Feel free to join and participate on our  Hair Restoration Discussion Forum.   Here you can use the “find” feature to search for what other women have been saying about hair loss treatments that have worked for them.   You can also ask your questions directly and our veteran members will respond.

Bill
Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and the Hair Loss Learning Center
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