Medical Library

Welcome to our medical library. Here you’ll find easy-to-read articles that cover everything you need to know about male and female hair loss, as well as overall hair health and wellness. They’re all reviewed by our doctors, so you can trust that they’re scientifically accurate. 

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HRT and Hair Loss

HRT is a common and effective solution to managing symptoms of menopause, but does it help with female pattern hair loss? Or could it be making it worse? Join us as we explore this topic and explai...

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Does Spironolactone Cause Weight Gain?

Spironolactone can be a helpful medication for a variety of conditions ranging from heart failure to female pattern hair loss as a result of PCOS. But can spironolactone cause weight gain? We explo...

Female Hair LossMother and daughter sitting next to each other talking about hair loss.

Would You Talk to Your Mom About Hair Loss? An Interview with Dr. Christina Han, MD

Would you ever talk to your mom about something like hair loss? Changing bodies are just one facet of womanhood and this Mother's Day, we want to shine the spotlight on hair loss and why it's impor...

Female Hair LossOlder women with grey hair experiencing menopause hair loss.

Menopause and Hair Loss

For many women, menopause is a significant stage in one's life. In this article, we're shedding light on hair loss, a less-talked about "symptom" of menopause. As the body's production of estrogen ...

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Is Female Pattern Hair Loss Reversible?

Male and female pattern baldness are often grouped together into one hair loss condition. But there are some important differences between these conditions, that could have implications for clinica...

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3 Ways to Support Your Partner with Hair Loss

For many people, hair loss is a sensitive issue. But what if that person is someone you know and deeply care about? What's the best way to support your partner with hair loss? Read our guide on how...

Female Hair LossHand holding spironolactone tablet for PCOS treatment.

Spironolactone for PCOS

Spironolactone is often prescribed off-label to help manage symptoms of PCOS. The medication works by modifying the body’s response to male sex steroid hormones, which in some women can cause exces...

Female Hair LossWoman combing hair needing spironolactone for hair loss.

Spironolactone for Hair Loss

Spironolactone is type of medication called an anti-androgen that can help treat thinning hair by blocking the effects and production of androgens such as DHT. A small body of data from clinical an...

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Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Female hair loss can be triggered by many different factors and it's a complex issue that should be carefully investigated. Hair loss can affect women at any age, but there are some causes of hair ...

Female Hair LossWoman contemplating pregnancy and hair loss.

Pregnancy and Hair Loss

Postpartum hair loss is a common issue faced by new mothers and it's caused in part by hormonal changes that occur shortly after delivery of the baby. In many cases, post pregnancy hair loss resolv...

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PCOS Hair Loss

It's believed that PCOS affects approximately ten percent of women in their reproductive years. The signs and symptoms of this hormonal disorder can include dermatological issues like acne, excessi...

Female Hair LossWoman holding spironolactone side effects safety leaflet and medication boxes.

Spironolactone Side Effects

Spironolactone is used off-label to manage many medical conditions including pattern hair loss. While it's been shown to be effective in treating hair loss, there are possible risks and side effect...

Female Hair LossYoung woman reading medication label for finasteride for women.

Finasteride for Women

Although the involvement of androgens in female pattern hair loss is less clear, there is some data that suggests that finasteride is an efficacious treatment for some women. If you choose to take ...

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Finasteride Side Effects in Women

When it comes to the safety of finasteride treatment for female pattern hair loss, the risks are surprisingly similar between women and men, with the exception of its contraindication in women of c...

Female Hair LossWoman with female pattern hair loss holding brush full of hair.

Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss is a common hair loss disorder that is most often associated with aging and changing hormone levels. It's a complex condition that can begin as a gradually widening hair pa...

Female Hair LossFemale patient with hair loss taking minoxidil for women.

Minoxidil For Women

Minoxidil is a treatment that is available over-the-counter (topical) and as a prescription (oral) for the management of female androgenetic hair loss. Its safety and efficacy are well-established ...

Female Hair LossYoung woman taking tablet of dutasteride for female hair loss.

Dutasteride for Female Hair Loss

There is some data that suggests that dutasteride and other 5-alpha reductase inhibitors might work for female patients, but it's important to understand that the management of DHT levels is just o...

Female Hair LossDrop of topical finasteride for women on female fingertip.

Topical Finasteride For Women

Female pattern hair loss has unique underlying causes. For this reason, women don't necessarily respond the finasteride treatment the same way men do. There are special risks associated with taking...