Female pattern baldness

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What is female pattern baldness?

Female pattern baldness involves a typical pattern of hair loss in women. It may be due to hormones, aging, and genes. It is characterized by thinning hair predominantly over the top and front of the head.

Common symptoms reported by people with female pattern baldness

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with female pattern baldness

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rogaine Extra Strength)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
female pattern baldness (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epsom salt lotion)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with female pattern baldness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with female pattern baldness

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rogaine Extra Strength)
Perceived effectiveness
for female pattern baldness (2 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
female pattern baldness (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epsom salt lotion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bowel irritability constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with female pattern baldness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has female pattern baldness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 12
40s 12
50s 6
60s 7
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 40

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 15
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from female pattern baldness patients who have completed their condition history
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