Baldness in women
Hereditary baldness, also known asandrogenetic alopecia, is not an illness. It is a natural body process that is influenced by hereditary factors and hormones. Baldness in women usually occurs in the transition when oestrogen production is slowing down. The hair growth process becomes disrupted as a result of hair thinning.
Baldness in women occurs evenly and is spread across the surface of the scalp. Hair then becomes thinner from the crown out towards the rest of the scalp. This will eventually result in permanent baldness. In hereditary baldness, the hair growth phase is reduced from between three and five years to just a few months. After the growth phase, new hair grows increasingly thinner until the hair follicle dies and cannot produce hair anymore. If this occurs in your family, then there is a good chance that it will affect you too.