Hair Loss in Men & Women: Causes & Symptoms

Medically reviewed by Doctor Foo Wing Jian on Jun 17, 2019


Nobody likes to have thinning hair but the bad news is that this situation is pretty much out of your control. Majority of people have hair loss issues due to genetic issues. However, it is not impossible to stop or reduce the process in all. There is a lot that can be done to get rid of hair loss and we are going to educate you about everything you must know about symptoms of hair loss and the reasons of hair loss along with some treatments too. So, let’s get started!

What Is Hair Loss


Hair thinning and hair loss are of various types. Hair loss is also known as alopecia. 

  • Involution alopecia is a natural hair loss process in which a person loses hair with age. 
  • Androgenic alopecia causes hair loss in women and men both. This type of hair loss happens by the hairline decreasing from the front scalp. Women usually experience major hair thinning around the crown and overall thinning or hair as well. Both the genders, which get androgenic alopecia, experience the issue in their late 20’s or beginning of their 30’s. 
  • Alopecia areata happens in young adults or children. It causes patchy hair loss and can be extremely worse where, causing baldness. The studies had shown that 90% of people who suffer baldness from this type may get back their hair within a few years.

Types of Hair Loss


There are a lot of symptoms that show that you are leading towards hair thinning or hair loss.

Here are a few of the signs that indicate that you need to take control over the situation as soon as possible: 

  • If your hair begins to thin from the top of the head, you must know that you are having hair loss issues. This type of hair loss is common in both genders. 
  • Patchy bald spots, here and there on your scalp are also a huge sign of hair thinning. 
  • Sudden thinning of hair is also a huge sign of hair loss. It can happen due to excessive stress as well. 
  • A lot of people who go through certain treatments like chemotherapy, experience overall body hair loss too.

Hair loss Symptoms


The growth span of hair follicle of each individual may be varied from others as there is no certain medical rule that can support it. None of the  doctor can state the reason for it.

However, there are some causes that are responsible for thinning of hair: 

  • Hormonal issues or imbalance can cause hair loss. Abnormal levels of androgens can contribute to this problem. 
  • Genetic problems can also promote hair loss. If your mother or father has hair loss problem, you can inherit it from either. 
  • Excessive stress and illness is a huge cause of hair loss. 
  • If you have autoimmune diseases then that also contributes severe alopecia.

Causes of Hair Loss


There can be a lot of reasons for hair loss and you can catch the hair loss symptoms too.

However, can you prevent it? Well, yes you can! 

How To Prevent Hair Loss Woman

For women, there are several treatments that can be done in order to prevent hair loss:

  • Rogaine– By applying directly to the scalp, It help in stopping the hair from losing. Rogaine  even help in stimulating growth of new hair.
  • Oral contraceptives – This treatment decrease the production of ovarian androgens. Thus, help out in treating women’s baldness. However, this type of treatment are not suitable for smokers age 35 and above as its come with serious side effects. 
  • Iron supplements- Baldness caused due to iron deficiency can be treated as it is not permanent. Consult with the doctor for a ferritin level blood test, which measures the levels of ferritin that help store iron. 
  • Aldactone– Acts as anti-androgen which help women who suffer baldness due to the higher level of androgens. This treatment doesn’t help in regrow new hair but, it help in thinning hairs become thicker and fuller. 

How To Prevent Hair Loss man

Likewise, there are various treatments for men as well:

  • Proscar– Finasteride was originally used to treat enlarged prostate glands. But, during trials on men, this drugs intriguing side effects like hair growth. It’s said to be successful in treating baldness in men because of its ability to converts testosterone into more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone. 
  • Rogaine – First drug used to treat high blood pressure. Showing the same side effects as uses of proscar, rogaine can apply directly to the balding area and helping in regrow of new.  
  • Follicular unit extraction(FUE)– An alternative that allows quick result of extraction of follicular unit grafts. It’s a hair transplant that moves your own hair to fill an area  with thin or no hair.
  • Follicular unit transplant – It’s done by taking a section of hair from thicker part of the scalp and grafting it to the thinning or balding section of the scalp.


There are a lot of treatments available for hair loss issues but sometimes, the thinning of hair is not so severe and you can easily handle it with a good hair care routine.

Here are some things that you can do to create a good hair care routine for yourself and stimulate your hair growth:

  • Massaging your scalp is very crucial. Whether you are a man or a woman; massage of essential oils can really boost your hair growth. 
  • Vitamin B supplements are also famous for promoting hair growth and they can help in preventing thinning of hair. It is a natural ingredient for great hair growth. 
  • Castor oil is another amazing ingredient which helps in preventing hair loss and promotes wonderful growth. 
  • Also, a good and healthy lifestyle will help you in maintaining your hair in a much better manner. Healthy foods that balance your hormones help in stimulating hair growth and also prevent your hair from thinning.



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