Why do women go bald and how the process of female balding progresses (thinning of hair)?
A brief overview of the Ludwig scale and measuring hair loss at women - the extent and pattern of female pattern baldness is often classified using a Ludwig scale.
The higher the number, the more advanced the loss. The rate at which women lose hair differs.
There are women that lose hair very rapidly in their 30's up to a Ludwig II will stay at that point for years and only after their 50's the alopecia will slowly evolve to a Ludwig III phase.
Diffuse hair loss in women can occur mainly after giving birth due to hormonal imbalance.
With the restoration of the hormonal balance, the hair loss recedes gradually.
A good and balanced diet, normal levels of alpha-Tocopherol and iron contribute to a steady recovery and the slow-down of the hair thinning at women.
A daily intake of vitamin A 5 times higher than the daily recommended dosage or a lack of iron, may contribute to advanced hair loss.
Chronic or systemic iron deficiency is another contributing factor.
Women who are menstruating, especially if they have heavy periods experience first hand a severe lack of iron with symptoms as fatigue, lack of energy, shortness of breath, headache, irritability, dizziness, or weight loss;
Women that gave birth recently experience firsthand the lack of iron and hormonal imbalance with as result temporary loss of hair; this is reversible.