Alopecia denotes baldness in areas that typically have hair. There are several types of alopecia, and a dermatologist can determine the specific alopecia causing hair loss. Unfortunately, there are no known cures for these conditions. However, various treatments exist to reduce the effects of hair loss. Here are some of the most common forms of alopecia:
- Androgenic alopecia – This form of alopecia is more commonly known as female or male pattern baldness. People with a family history of balding are more likely to experience this form of hair loss, and experts believe it is connected to a person’s genes. Androgenic alopecia is the prevailing condition for premature hair loss.
- Alopecia areata – Unlike androgenic alopecia, which has a pattern, this type displays sporadic hair loss, possibly due to an autoimmune response. Sometimes, the immune system attacks hair follicles, leading to patchy hair loss. Patients usually develop symptoms before the age of 30.
- Alopecia totalis – The total loss of hair on the scalp is known as alopecia totalis. The cause of this condition is poorly understood, but it is believed to be linked to the body’s immune system. Patients with this condition may first notice round patches of hair suddenly falling out and may also have brittle, pitted nails.
- Alopecia universalis – The exact cause remains uncertain but seems related to the immune system. Patients might notice round hairless patches and experience brittle nails.
- Scarring alopecias – A rare form of alopecia, this type causes the body to replace hair follicles with scar tissue, preventing any hair from ever growing there again. Some patients experience severe pain, while others do not.
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