Trichologist Dr. Shahid Shamsher talks about women with hereditary hair loss often refusing to accept it as hereditary until it becomes too late.
Can a woman also get baldness from her father?
Women get half the genes from their fathers and half from their mothers, so there is always a 50% chance of developing male baldness. In fact, the risk factor is equal for men and women, however in cases of women male baldness is a hugely underdiagnosed condition.
Why is that?
Because most women think they cannot get the baldness genes from their parents. The fact is that women have always been carriers of the gene, seen from the fact that a son can get baldness from either parent’s side, which means the mother, just like the father, would have to be a carrier. However, nowadays we see the expression of male baldness in women being activated faster and at a younger age.
Why would that be so?
Factors like stress, traveling, and change of water to name a few, were earlier seen to act mostly in men. However, nowadays women are also getting exposed to the same trigger factors in the environment leading to faster and more hair loss. It would seem that as women are taking on men’s roles, so they are taking on the male baldness as well.
What can be done about it?
I think the first thing to do is to accept that you have male baldness. Most women either are not aware of the same or when made aware, go into denial. And then when the condition gets out of hand, there is no choice but to face it, but by that time, however, it may be too late to do anything about it effectively.
If you are facing those issues opt for hereditary hair loss treatment in Hyderabad with a doctor near you until it’s too late.
Dr. Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing for 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.