I have found several web pages on female hair loss. It seems that it
is an increasing problem, with it happening to about ¼ to 1/3 of all
women. There are many possible reasons for hair loss, and you should
check with a doctor, as some of them are more serious than others.
The most common causes of hair loss in women are as follows: Stress,
physical or emotional, thyroid abnormalities, medications, hormonal
changes, or insufficient diet.
There are several forms of treatment, and their effectiveness may
depend on the cause of the hair loss. Topical solutions are Propecia,
Minoxidil, (Rogaine), Nizoral and Tricomin.
Propecia, is the most effective treatment in men, but it has not yet
been approved for use on women. The problems associated with Propecia
are complications in pregnancy, so it may soon be available to
postmenopausal women. Apparently, some physicians are already
prescribing it to women not in danger of becoming pregnant.
Minoxidil is a topical solution that has been effective in treating
baldness in women. It is over the counter and comes in two strengths.
It has a success rate of somewhere between 40%-65%.
Nizoral and Tricomin are topical scalp treatments that may be used
in conjunction with Minoxidil. They are both over the counter.
Tricomin is a growth stimulant, and Nizoral helps maintain scalp
health. Information on these products can be found at the following
Hair plugs are also possible in women, although they are not as
successful as they are in men.
Below are some web pages with general information on the causes of
hair loss, the treatments of hair loss, and even discussion groups
about hair loss. I think you are likely to find some useful
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Hair Loss In Men And Woman: Q&A
If you have any problems with this, please let me know. I hope this
works out for you.
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