Am I Losing My Hair?
Your Questions about Female Hair Loss Answered
While women rarely “go bald,” they can experience significant hair loss. In fact, hair loss happens as frequently in women as it does in men. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 30 million women in the United States experience hereditary hair loss, the most common type. Hormonal changes, pregnancy and extreme stress can also cause thinning. For many, this can be an embarrassing problem and one that is difficult to treat. Doris J. Day, MD, dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center, tells us when we should be worried and offers advice for dealing with our concerns over this troubling condition.