Alopecia Symptoms, Definition, Causes, treatment

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#1 Posted by jasminezoe (6 posts) -

Alopecia is a medical term used to define the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows. It also is known as baldness in extreme cases.

Quick Facts

  • Is an acquired skin disease affecting all hair-bearing skin
  • Characterized by loss of hair in several patches
  • A hair fall condition that affects the scalp
  • Causes various hair loss patches on the scalp
  • Causes baldness in severe cases
  • Affects both genders equally
  • It is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles
  • The condition improves in about one year without any medication
  • Rarely associated with any external or internal medical problems
  • 1st type of Alopecia is Alopecia Aerta which is an autoimmune disorder
  • 2nd type of Alopecia is Androgenetic alopecia which is a kind of hair loss that's inherited
  • Hair loss caused by Androgenetic alopecia is permanent