Types of Hair Loss in Men and Women
Microscopic photos of various forms of hair loss conditions
Women that go through chemotherapy deal with changes that effect their entire physiology, hair loss being the most obvious in appearance, depending on the type of chemotherapy drugs to be administerd most of these toxic medications almost always affect the hair cells due to cellular turnover, these drugs that are given intravenously have a greater impact on the hair cells than those that are given chemo in a pill form.
The drug entering into the bloodstream has the most direct impact on the hair cells because it is coming through the blood which nourishes the hair cells in the papilla bulbs where as the chemo pill enters through the digestive tract which has a slower impact on the hair cells indirectly which in most cases have very little affect unless they are immuno-suppressive drugs which does impair hair cells.
The photos to the left show where chemo drugs administered intravenously have burned the hair bulbs that were in their anagen phase and accelerated the catagen and telogen bulbs to fall out before their completion.