Types Of Alopecia Areata
When discussing treatment options, your hair loss expert may bring up the specific form of alopecia areata that you are suffering from.
The most common ones are:
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia is the medical name for baldness. Patchy is a synonym for areata. This kind of patchy baldness may occur anywhere on the body, including the scalp, the region around the beard, the eyebrows, the eyelashes, the armpits, the inside of the nose, or the ears.
Alopecia Totalis: This is a condition in which an individual loses all of the hair on their scalp, leaving the scalp entirely bald.
Alopecia Universalis: This is a condition in which a person loses all of their hair, leaving the whole of their body bald. This happens quite seldom.
Typical Causes And Effects Of Hair Loss
Loss of hair is something that will affect the majority of people, both men and women, at some time in their life. Many women are worried about the thinning of their hair or the loss of hair on certain parts of their scalp, and male pattern baldness may develop in younger males. Both of these conditions can also affect women.
Loss of hair may be caused by a variety of factors, including the following:
- Both old age and genetics
- Male pattern baldness
- Uneven levels of hormones
- Damage to the hair induced by environmental causes
- Damage to the hair caused by dyes, chemicals, styling tools
- Certain ailments
- Infections of the scalp
- Certain pharmaceuticals including blood thinners.