What is Alopecia?

Alopecia, also known as hair loss, can affect your entire body or simply your scalp, and it can be temporary or permanent. It could be caused by inheritance, hormonal changes, medical issues, or simply aging. Men are more likely than women to lose hair on their heads.

Excessive hair loss from the scalp is commonly referred to as baldness. The most prevalent cause of baldness is hereditary hair loss as people become older. Some people may rather leave their hair loss untreated and unnoticed. Hairstyles, cosmetics, caps, and scarves may be used to conceal it. Others choose one of the available treatments to prevent additional hair loss or to restore hair growth.

Hair loss (alopecia) is a frequent Dermatologic condition that affects both men and women. After the age of 60, around 80% of men and women will experience some form of hair loss.


What You Need to Know About Hair Loss

Hair loss is caused by a variety of factors. The most accurate approach to determine your kind of hair loss is to get a comprehensive examination. Different treatments are available to help with hair loss.

Some of the most common health conditions associated with hair loss include: 

  • Thyroid disease
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Secondary syphilis
  • Emotional trauma
  • Protein deprivation
  • Hormonal changes

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