Types Of Hair Loss

In many cases the diagnosis – even by a doctor – is just done by a quick look on the patients hair. Although there is a certain likelihood for suffering of one of the more common conditions of hair loss, one should know also about other possible reasons leading to the hair loss.

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

This is also referred to as Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Baldness, and is the most common form. Androgenetic Alopecia accounts for a majority of all hair loss and affects both men and women, but affects more men. In women, it occurs as loss of hair over most of the scalp while men experience a receding hairline.

2. Alopecia Areata

This is known to be an auto-immune disease, in which the body’s defense cells mistakenly start attacking the healthy hair follicles leading to hair loss. No one knows why it occurs. It usually starts as a round bare patch anywhere on the head and affects both sexes. It is observed mostly in children. It can be treated and hair starts re growing after treatment. There are three commonly known variants, categorized on the basis of area of hair loss, that is, mild loss of hair on scalp only, loss of all hair and loss of all hair including body hair.

3. Anagen Effluvium

Hair loss occurring due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments is known as Anagen Effluvium. In this case, the hair loss is sudden, but this is usually a temporary condition and is most cases hair will grow back once the chemical/radiation treatment is finished.

4. Self Induced Hair loss

Self induced hair loss is the result of constantly pulling or plucking hair. It is seen fairly widely among young children and women. Sometimes, individuals start pulling out their eyebrows and eyelashes also. This can be effectively treated with counseling or changing hair styles.

5. Talien Effluvium

Sudden or severe stress due to child birth, termination of pregnancy, diabetes, thyroid malfunction, etc., may cause temporary hair loss. This can be effectively treated and hair-growth restored with timely treatment and counseling.

6. Other types of Hair loss

there are other types of hair loss like

  • syphilitic Alopecia which is usually a manifestation of secondary syphilis.
  • Scleroderma which is a disease that causes fibrosis (hardening and tightening) of the skin and when it appears on the scalp interferes with the normal functioning of the hair follicles and growth of the hair.
  • Tania Captious or ringworm, appears on the scalp, is highly contagious and may spread throughout an entire family, school or kindergarten.

Now that you know the various types of hair loss – why not prevent it by taking good care of your health and having a healthy diet. If the hair loss is already ongoing, see a specialised doctor first to ensure the diagnosis.

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