Mohammed S Al-Abadie1, Hussain Tukmatchy2, Ari Ahmad3, Anandadeep Mandal4, Patrick A Ball5 and Hana Morrissey6*
1Consultant Dermatologist, Department of Dermatology, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2General Practice Clinical Lead, Henley Primary Care Centre, United Kingdom
3Department of Dermatology, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
4Assistant Professor, Statistician, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
5Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
6Reader in Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Hana Morrissey, Reader in Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, City Campus, United Kingdom.
Received: October 06, 2020; Published: November 28, 2020
Background: Vitamin D has a central role in neuronal, reproductive, autoimmune, infectious, and heart diseases. Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is described as a non-scarring, progressive thinning of the hair resulting from a decreasing ratio of terminal hairs to thinner vellus hairs.
Aim: To explore the possibility of vitamin D deficiency contribution to hair loss in women in the local population in West Midlands England.
Method: Records of women from different age groups who were treated in the dermatology outpatient clinic for any skin conditions and had their vitamin D status assessed as part of their usual care. In this study we also examine the impact of vitamin D levels and age on hair loss.
Results: The studies reviewed medical records of 48 patients diagnosed with dermatological conditions. Low levels of vitamin D significantly affects the loss of hair (p = 0.046). The odds ratio estimated is 3.545. Our results show that the impact of low vitamin D level is significantly prevalent for the age groups 35 - 45 and moderately impacted age group 55 - 65 years.
Conclusion: Vitamin D has a significant role in hair-loss process, and possibly early correction may have a role in prevention and treatment in women aged 35 - 45 year of age.
Keywords: Female Pattern Hair Loss; FPHL; Vitamin D; Pre-menopausal women; Post-Menopausal Women; Baldness
Citation: Hana Morrissey., et al. “The Possible Association of Female Pattern Hair Loss and Alteration in Serum Cholecalciferol Level”.Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.12 (2020): 28-33.
Copyright: © 2020 Hana Morrissey., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.