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Rosie O'Donnell recently took to Twitter to open up about her hair loss issues, posting a photo of herself with a noticeably thinning hairline.
While Rosie's admission was brave, she isn't alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, 40% of women experience hair loss or ‘thinning’ by the time they reach menopause. Women’s hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, diet, health, medications and stress.
Female hair loss is extremely common and extremely misunderstood. While women experience high rates of hair loss just like men do, the public awareness is far below that of what is for men. Women with thinning hair tend to suffer a far greater psychological and social burden than men.
But the good news for Rosie, and the millions of women suffering from hair loss and thinning, is that there is a whole range of effective treatment options available for them that can prevent, control and reverse the hair loss process. Some of these treatments include Rogaine For Women, Formula 82M, PRP Therapy, low level laser therapy, nutritionals, minimally invasive hair transplants and even Latisse (the Brooke Shields eyelash drug).
Women who are suffering from hair loss or thinning, should contact an experienced hair restoration physician who can work with them to determine the most effective treatment regimen for their specific needs. Patients should look for a doctor who is a full-time medical hair loss specialist certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and recommended by the American Hair Loss Association.