Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Hair Loss
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease, causing clumps of hair to fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. It is a type of hair loss that occurs when the patient’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins.
People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. Hair follicles being attacked remain alive, so hair loss caused by alopecia areata is usually temporary, which may grow back in a few months.
Baldness refers to a loss of hair from part of the head. Common types of baldness include male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, and the thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium.
Causes of baldness may include genetics and male hormones (for male-pattern hair loss), stress, medications (e.g., chemotherapy) or malnutrition. It can also be caused by inflammations such as fungal infection.
Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what's causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.
While genes play a vital role, there are usually other reasons as well, including, hormonal imbalances, an under-active thyroid gland, nutritional deficiencies, blood circulation problem, medication, etc.
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