Hair loss in women

Norwood scheme of hair loss in men
Norwood scheme of hair loss in men

Ludwig scheme of hair loss in women
Ludwig scheme of hair loss in women

Women may perceive hair loss as one of the greatest threats to their appearance. When the hair begins to fall, many women simply start loosing their nerve and run for help to their hairdresser. But the truth is that only a specialist with medical education is able to diagnose and subsequently properly treat hair loss. PANACEA HAIR CLINIC has a team of professionals who have continuously been dealing with the issue of hair diseases for more than 20 years.

Unfortunatelly, we perceive this growing trend as well. Every year, a rising percentage of women come to us to consult the problem of hair loss or the loss of other hair growth. For example, in 2010, women suffering from alopecia made up more than a fifth of all consultations with our specialists. More than a tenth of operations that we did in the same period, were the cases of female alopecia. An interesting fact is that corrective transplants of sparse eyebrows have also been the subject of several transplants.

The causes of pathological hair loss in women are similar to the ones in men:
  • genetic predisposition
  • hormones
  • age and lifestyle
  • drugs

However, the graphic image of the hair loss in women is different from that in men. Typical differences between male and female alopecia are shown by the scheme above. Let's have a closer look at various causes of hair loss.


Causes of hair loss in women

Genetic predisposition

We cannot really influence what genetic predisposition we are born with. The truth is that some women inherit from their parents just weak and brittle hair that tends to a higher rate of fall out than usual. These problems can be solved by the use of suitable preparations, by any of the methods of our conservative treatment, or even by a transplant of hair follicles.

Hereditary diseases such as anemia, psoriasis, lupus, etc. also play their role.


Normally we do not perceive the activity of glands producing hormones at all. But as soon as a slight discrepancy in their activity is present, our body responds with significant changes, which in turn cannot be overlooked. One of these changes may just be hair loss. Any malfunction of the thyroid and adrenal glands may become a reason why women arrive to our clinic asking for help in the fight against thinning hair. In this case it is necessary to undergo laboratory tests that reveal abnormal levels of hormones. Subsequent treatment does not mainly focus just on the treatment of hair or scalp, but on the pursuit of restoring hormonal balance in the body.

Androgenic alopecia is a special type of chronic hair loss caused by a group of hormones called androgens. The decline in the production of androgenic hormones causes the conversion of the remaining quantity of androgens to dehydrotestosterone (DHT), whose effects on the hair follicles are literally devastating. While with increasing age in men testosterone is increasingly changed to DHT, female progesterone conversion does not take place in such an extent. Therefore, elderly men lose their hair more often than women. Yet genetic predisposition in some women can cause receding hair just due to this chemical transformation. Our BHRT method can bring suitable solution to these cases. The latter specifically modulates the level of hormones, vitamins and minerals in the body so that the conversion of harmful androgens is suppressed.

Age and lifestyle

Nothing, neither hair, can be saved from aging. Distribution and absorption of nutrients in the body deteriorates with increasing age, and therefore hair often lacks substances required for their growth. Therefore, we recommend the use of our ultrafiltrates that supply the cells with all necessary substances needed for their proper function.

Pregnancy and menopause, which are accompanied by significant hormonal and metabolic changes may also become crisis periods for your hair. Stress also doesn´t contribute to a good quality of your hair. Upon noticing increased hair loss, you should start thinking about possible reductions of the high level of work activity or about including some relaxing activities into your daily routine. Special Bach flower therapy provided in our clinic by Mgr. Slávka Hajduková may also help. Due to extreme, nutritionally unbalanced slimming diets, women may also experience hair loss as some of these diets do not supply the body with enough nutrients.


PillsFemale hair seems to be very sensitive to certain drugs, medical conditions and diseases. Following rough list of medicines contains substances that may increase hair loss:

  • contraception
  • thyroid medication
  • medicines for high blood pressure (beta blockers and diuretics)
  • medicines for lowering the levels of cholesterol
  • blood-diluting drugs (Heparin, Kumarin)
  • Anti-inflammatory medication (Cortisone)
  • anti-gout medication
  • tricyclic antidepressants, lithium, Prozac
  • vitamin A or tryptophan in high dosage
  • drugs (primarily cocaine)


Ways of dealing with hair loss


Some solutions for hair loss we have already been indicated above. However, to be able to guarantee the efficacy of our methods and the outcome of our treatment, it is necessary to perform a testing both on the condition of the scalp, and the overall health of the client. The quality of hair is determined through a trichological examination, which is an inevitable part of every initial examination. Overall health condition can be detected by laboratory analysis of blood and urine. Our specialists will recommend you any of the following tests to determine the individual diagnosis of your problem as exactly as possible.

The observed parameters for laboratory tests:
  • total and free testosterone
  • DHEA-sulphatet
  • prolactin (a hormone enabling the production of milk in the breast)
  • complete blood count (especially if you suspect anemia)
  • content of iron in the serum (also on suspicion of anemia)
  • ANA (for suspected lupus)
  • T3, T4, TSH (for suspected thyroid problems)
Concrete steps to restore hair growth

Transplants through GHO-FM methodAccording to your diagnosis, our specialists can offer essentially three basic methods of treatment, or their combination. Lack of vitamins, minerals and substances supporting the renewal of hair follicles can be completed through our preparations with long proven effectiveness. Often the mere support of the body in the form of tablets or drops is not enough. Then, the methods of conservative and alternative medicine are usually employed to help those of you whose follicle damage is not permanent and is caused by current imbalance in the body. As soon as all other treatment methods have been found ineffective, our experts then recommend hair follicle transplants through our GHO-FM method.

The GHO-FM method can solve hair loss caused with:
  • the trauma of scalp with subsequent fall out on the site or scar
  • hair damage due to application of chemicals (bleaching, permanent waving)
  • hereditary alopecia
  • hair damage following radiation or chemotherapy
  • creation of male pattern hair line (corners)
  • thinning in the front hairline or places behind this line