The production of hair is not continuous one, but instead occurs in cycles. The growth phase is known as Anagen, followed by the transitional, regressive phase Catagen, and then the resting phase of Telogen. During the relatively long Anagen phase, which lasts for 1,000 days or 2-5 years, the matrix cells divide, become keratinized, and hair is produced.…
Women are likely to be proactive in matters affecting their health, appearance and self-image. Good nutrition, regular exercise, regularly scheduled personal and professional physical examinations and knowledge of her own body are all part of a woman’s unwillingness to accept preventable or treatable shortcomings of health and appearance.
Hair loss in men is likely to occur at any point between late teenage years and age 40-50. In general, those who begin losing hair in the second decade are more likely to experience severe hair loss. In some men, initial male-pattern hair loss may be delayed until the late third to fourth decade.
There are several types of male and female alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common disorder that affects roughly 50% of men and perhaps as many women above the age of 40 years. Reportedly, as many as 13% of premenopausal women experience androgenetic alopecia.