What is Alopecy?

 

 


The partial or total loss of hair located mainly in the head is known under the name Alopecia. It may be caused by several factors that come in many forms and are classified into different stages.

Although in the past, it was a problem that appeared mainly in men today, the number of women suffering from it is increasing every day.
Several types of alopecia are listed below:

Non-scarring alopecia:


This type of alopecia refers to a situation where the hair shafts fall out, but the hair follicles are still alive. Mainly suffer people who are or have been exposed to medical treatment and pharmacological (radiotherapy, chemotherapy), or stress factors, mood, or even inherited.

Androgenic Alopecia:


This type of alopecia is the most common one and occurs mainly in men and the vast majority is due to hereditary factors. Nowadays, there are many treatments to help combat and prevent it. Some of the treatments used by people who have this type of alopecia are minoxidil, which helps recover lost hair, and finasteride, which helps stop hair loss. Both are treatments recommended by dermatologists to help stop baldness.

Traumatic Alopecia:


This type of alopecia is caused by the same patient, because is caused by an injury to the scalp, by pulling out the hair or due to stress, psychological problems. This type of alopecia may be reverted more easily.

Diffuse Alopecia:


This type of alopecia occurs in people who have suffered illness, systemic stress, for example after given birth or having high fever.

Alopecia areata:


This type of alopecia is very easy to detect as shown in circles on the head. Stress is one of the major reasons why you might see this type of alopecia.

The main treatments for this type of alopecia consist in reducing white blood cells in the blood, as these are the perpetrators that cause this type of alopecia.

Scarring alopecia:


This type of alopecia occurs when there has been physical damage and internal or external of the hair follicle. It may be due to burns, scars or malformations. This type of alopecia is only possible to cure with implants or hair transplants.
Alopecia can be caused by heredity or by the reasons we have discussed above. Good nutrition, exercising and a healthy living may help reduce the percentage of alopecia in our hair.