Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from scalp.


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Female pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that affects women.The medical name for the condition is androgenetic alopecia.

Although both men and women may experience hair loss, it is not as widespread in women as in men and appears differently.

Men who have hair loss tend to develop a receding hairline and bald spots. Women with female pattern baldness usually experience general hair thinning, which affects the volume of their hair.

In women,the first signs of female pattern baldness may be a widening part or a feeling that the hair does not feel as thick as usual. Although the scalp may be visible, the hairline usually does not recede.

Hair loss is less frequent in women than in men, but it still occurs often. Female pattern baldness increases with age, and fewer than 50 percent of women have a full head of hair for their entire life.

Female pattern baldness and the genetic link :

Genetics appears to be a significant factor in developing female pattern baldness, which means it runs in families. Women can inherit the gene for pattern baldness from either parent.

Female pattern baldness tends to be more common as a woman ages and reaches midlife, although it can begin earlier.

It often develops after menopause, so hormonal changes may also be a contributing factor.


Female pattern baldness is largely thought to occur due to genetics. However, it may also develop due to an underlying condition that affects the production of the hormone androgen.

Androgen is a hormone that plays a role in pattern baldness. Tumors of the pituitary gland or ovary, which secrete androgen, may also lead to hair loss.

Other causes of hair loss in women include:

  • Autoimmune disease: Alopecia Areata is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the hair follicles leading to hair loss.
  • Medication: Certain medications, such as those that are used to treat cancer,can cause hair loss as a side effect. However, hair usually regrows once a person has stopped taking the medication.
  • Illness: Hair loss can develop after a significant illness, such as a severe infection, high fever, or surgery.
  • Traction alopecia: This is hair loss that occurs when a person frequently wears hairstyles that pull the hair too tightly.


Homeopathic treatment depend upon the cause of disease.For prescribing medicine thorough case history with totality of symptoms is required.


ARSENIC ALBUM : Useful for female pattern baldness with circular bald patches.Tere is itching and burning on the scalp which aggravates at night.

VINCA MINOR : Useful for female pattern baldness where there is tendency to hair fall in spot which are then replaced by white hair.

FOLIC ACID : Helpful in female patern baldness for regrowth of hair in the bald patches.Very useful medicine for hair fall after fever.

PHOSPHORUS : Useful for female pattern baldness where person suffers from loss of hair in patches.Also usefull for dandruff which appear with hair loss.

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