The problem of baldness leads to psychological stress in both sexes both in women and men. The male half, according to statistics, transfers it a little easier. Women are most susceptible to suffering associated with hair loss and, therefore, the psychological effect is more pronounced in women than in men.
The reasons for this difference were outlined and confirmed after a study of men and women with problems of baldness that answered questions from a questionnaire created by psychologists and doctors. The following aspects were clarified.
Women react much more negatively to their own baldness than men because they give more meaning to their appearance.
Women are highly sensitive creatures, and consider that “women’s hair is a matter of pride.” In connection with hair loss, she loses a sense of self-confidence.
Women with a problem of baldness often complain that her illness is not taken seriously by others and in the family. They do not find enough support from friends and relatives. Alopecia is often perceived as a purely male disease and is considered almost a norm in society. No one is shocked by a bald man, and friends and relatives help him to perceive reality with humor.
Female hair loss is not considered normal and typical female diffuse alopecia is not perceived as well as typical masculine. The negative psychological effect in women is caused, first of all, by a public reaction to this disease.
Even the inconspicuous hair loss in a woman can have a disintegrating effect on the integrity of her personality. With whom can a woman discuss her experiences?
The most effective way is to consult a certified dermatologist. This consultation can bring the following results:
After consulting a dermatologist, a woman with a diagnosis of baldness is recommended to meet with a doctor a specialist in hair restoration. Only such a doctor can decide whether a woman is a candidate for surgical restoration. Most often, a combination of medications and a surgical procedure gives the most satisfactory result.
Reducing the amount of hair on the head can be associated with certain conditions, such as pregnancy or old age. If you are pregnant, you can discuss the issues that arise with your doctor.
In any case, female hair loss should never be ignored or underestimated. The causes of hair loss in women should be established, at least for their own interest and psychological health. Only appropriate physical examination and suitable laboratory tests can recognize the causes of baldness. Do not take any medication before a correct and accurate diagnosis is established. In the most common cases, when hair loss is caused by hereditary factors, hair loss is treated with a Minoxidil preparation. Other cases of hair loss can be treated surgically or non-surgically, but in some cases associated with thyroid disorders, the treatment of baldness should be part of a comprehensive effective treatment plan.