5 Things You Need to Know About Women and DHT Hair Loss

Women have the hormone testosterone, just not as much as men. However, DHT hair loss in women, also called androgenic alopecia, is different than in men. As such, experts prefer to use the term female pattern baldness because it includes all the many different types of hair loss in women. Science doesn't completely understand hair loss in women, but evidence indicates that multiple enzymes, hormones and blockers are at work.

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Women have the hormone testosterone, just not as much as men. However, DHT hair loss in women, also called androgenic alopecia, is different than in men. As such, experts prefer to use the term female pattern baldness because it includes all the many different types of hair loss in women. Science doesn't completely understand hair loss in women, but evidence indicates that multiple enzymes, hormones and blockers are at work.

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