Differences of Baldness Signs Between Men and Women


hair loss signsHair which constantly falls out is a serious sign of symptoms of baldness. Hair loss or baldness is usually more complained by men than women.

But women also actually experience thinning hair or hair loss to baldness like men. There are difference marks of baldness in men and women.

“The normal hair cycle should lead to the formation of new hair. The cycle of hair growth is very important because when the process is interrupted, it will cause hair loss,” said Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist in Rancho Mirage, California, according to WebMD.

Signs of hair loss or baldness in men are:
1. Forehead will look wider
The more pulled back of the widow’s peak hair contour can be used as indicators of the start of baldness. This condition causes the forehead area not covered by hair, although the stages are very slow and often not known.

2. The top or front hair part gets more thin
Baldness in men usually starts with thinning of hair on the top or front of the head. Thinning occurs gradually, sometimes unknown and would not be visible when comparing photos taken two years before with the current condition of the hair.

3. The distance of hair growth
For men especially those with short hair, hair loss is generally unnoticed so it is difficult to be used as indicators of the start of baldness. But signs of baldness can be seen by parting the hair and observe the distance between the hair that grows are wider and further.

4. Men can experience baldness at a young age starting from the age of 20 years

Signs of hair loss or baldness in women are:
1. Visible thinning of hair om the middle

2. You need more rolls when  you tie your hair
If you usually you only need to roll the hair tie 2 times, now it could be 3-4 rolls.

3. Many hair left on the comb
Because women generally have long hair, hair loss conditions are easily observed from the comb and the bathroom floor. If the hair is stuck in the comb and drain in the bathroom are more than usual,  then it could be symptoms of hair thinning.

4. Most women experience severe hair loss in their 50s or 60s.

“In many cases of hair loss in women, the hairline on the forehead has not changed,” said Nicole Rogers, MD, from Old Metairie Dermatology in Metairie.

Although the hairline on the forehead has not changed, but in severe hair loss, signs of hair loss will be seen with thinning hair and wider scalp sightings.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose between 50-100 hairs per day. When washing or shampooing hair, people can lose up to 250 strands. But do not avoid shampooing,

If you experience hair loss which exceeds normal, you should consult a physician. When a patient comes in with hair loss concerns, there is a combination of ways to make the diagnosis. Blood tests are usually done to ensure there are no problems in the thyroid gland or no autoimmune disease.