Hair loss is a common concern for many people, and each kind has its own set of reasons, whether hereditary, internal, or external. Let's look at a few different types of hair loss:
1. Androgenic Alopecia: Also known as pattern baldness, this inherited condition affects up to 50% of the population.
In men, it frequently results in a receding hairline and crown thinning, producing a "M" shape.
It causes general thinning all over the scalp in women and may appear as widening or thinning particularly around the part. It might begin after puberty or later in life at the age of 65, however, it can start earlier in life for certain women.
2. Alopecia Areata: An autoimmune disease that affects hair follicles, resulting in bald areas on the scalp, brows, eyelashes, or other body parts. Total hair loss can occur in extreme situations.
3. Anagen Effluvium: Rapid hair loss caused by therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation. Hair usually regrows following treatment.
4. Telogen Effluvium: Sudden hair loss caused by physical or mental trauma such as traumatic incident, intense stress or a major diseases, hormonal changes (such as childbirth, menopause, PCOS), certain health disorders, dietary deficiencies, surgery, or particular drugs. Once the underlying reason is treated, this kind of hair loss usually healed on it's own
5. Tinea capitis: Often known as scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection of the scalp that creates tiny, itchy bald patches that, if left untreated, the size of the patch can grow larger and become pus-filled over-time.
Fragile hair, scalp pain, and red or grey scaly skin patches are some of the symptoms. Antifungal medicines are used in treatment.
6. Traction Alopecia: Hair loss caused by excessive strain on the hair from tight hairstyles, for example: ponytails, braids or buns
Understanding these categories aids in early detection and suitable response for hair loss issues.
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