Hair Loss in Women
In women more often than in men, hair loss may be due to conditions other than female pattern hair loss. These can include
- Hormonal imbalances
- Hormonal changes such as menopause
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Dietary deficiencies
- Dermatologic conditions
- Medications e.g. anti cancer drugs
- Hair styling and chemical hair processing
In order to effectively treat your hair loss, it is important to accurately identify the cause of hair loss or thinning.
The following series of blood tests, which may be arranged by your treating physician, will help to identify the possible cause of your hair loss;
- FBC – Full blood count
- Se Ferritin
- TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
- BSL – Blood Sugar Level
- FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
- E2 – Estradiol
- Vitamin D
For normal hair health, Se Ferritin levels should be 70 or higher. If your blood tests exhibit a Se Ferritin reading of below 70, supplementation may be required.
In the case that androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss) is identified as the cause of hair loss or thinning and your donor hair is suitable, you may be an appropriate candidate for hair transplant surgery. If this is the case, please phone +971 4 4237600 for a free consultation with one of our consultants.