Trichologist Dr Shahid Shamsher talks about hair loss in women….

As per the name shouldn’t male baldness be found only in men?

The term male baldness is derived from the fact that this pattern of hair loss is mediated by the male hormone, testosterone and not because it should only occur in men. So it can occur both in men and women.


Does it mean a woman will have more testosterone?

Yes and no. In certain conditions like PCOD there is an actual increase in androgen levels leading to male baldness. However in many cases the hormone levels are perfectly normal and yet male baldness develops. This is because the hair roots become more receptive to the male hormone, latching onto the molecules of male hormone leading to baldness. Something similar also occurs after menopause where there is a natural lowering of the female hormones allowing masculine features to develop like male baldness on the head and increase in facial hair seen as rudimentary moustache and beard.

Dr Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing since 27 years in the field of Trichology, even today he consults every patient personally himself rather than leave it to assistants. He can be reached on 080 42067474 / 75.

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