What is Alopecia ?

What is Alopecia ?

Alopecia, commonly referred to as Hair Loss or Baldness, is a problem that at an estimated 500 million, or more, Men and Women worldwide, unfortunately, have to endure. Commonly known as Male or Female Pattern Baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia is Hereditary Baldness and can be treated with Low-Level Light Treatment (LLLT) via the iGrow Laser Home Use Helmet Device, providing there are sufficient hair growing follicle tubes that are still producing a minimum of small Villus type hairs, or fuzz. Alopecia is the most common form of hair loss and is commonly referred to as male or female Pattern Hair Loss.

Minoxidil is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat hair loss. Possible side effects of Minoxidil are allergic irritants, contact eczema and hypertrichosis, which are usually reversible without interruption of treatment. However, the major disadvantage of applying Minoxidil to your scalp 3-4 times every week, is that if or when you ever stop using Minoxidil, any hair you might have gained or any hair you would have genetically lost if you had not used Minoxidil, will immediately fall out and make you suddenly look even balder, than you were before you started applying Minoxidil to your scalp. Another major downside with Minoxidil is that the annual cost is expensive, compared with the iGrow Laser Home Use Helmet Device, mentioned above, which should only need replacing once every ten years, or once every five years if you share it with your partner.

Alopecia Areata – Hair Loss in patches or spots usually resolves itself; there are treatment options for strategies to deal with hair loss that causes anxiety and embarrassment. Dermatologists and Trichologists diagnose and help to treat all forms of Alopecia with the latest therapies and expert care so that you are not prevented by the onslaught of hair loss from experiencing your life without your confidence. While hair loss is more than just a nuisance, there are a number of ways to help patients affected by Alopecia Areata.

If the reason for one’s hair loss is not apparent, your Dermatologist or Trichologist will perform tests to investigate any diseases that might be the cause. They examine your scalp, check your health, ask you questions about your hair loss and look for patterns in your hair loss.

Your Specialist can diagnose alopecia areata by examining the extent and speed of your hair loss and examining hair samples under a microscope. If the reason for hair loss is not apparent, your Specialist will perform further tests to investigate for possible diseases that could cause it, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other problems, such as heredity.

If the reason for hair loss is not apparent, your Specialist will perform some tests to investigate diseases that could cause it, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other diseases. If the reasons for hair loss are not clear, your doctor may perform a test for conditions that could cause hair loss.

Also known as Narcissistic Alopecia, it refers to permanent hair loss caused by a combination of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other diseases. For example, there is a disease called lupus that can cause a terrible hair loss, which can leave a scarring process. The main feature of this type of Alopecia is hair loss on the scalp, usually in the first weeks or months after the onset of the disease. If you do not recover, you may also be exposed to other types of hair loss, which leads to complete hair loss all over the scalp.

If you have significant hair loss, you may be one of many people in the world with Alopecia, and you could also lose hair in other parts of your body. Other family members may also have hair loss due to cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other diseases. Although it is rare when there is a pattern loss to your hair, it can develop and regrow, which is the most common type of Alopecia Areata in women and men. It is noted that widespread hair loss includes hair lost on the back of the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet, and hips.

Different signs and symptoms of Alopecia Areata may differ from those of the former hair colour, such as hair loss on the back of the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet, knees, ankles, hips and knees. A patch of Alopecia areas of the body can be affected by hair retention and other body parts.

When all the hair on the body is lost, it is called Alopecia Universalis, and when the hair loss on the scalp is complete, it is called Alopecia Totalis. Suppose body hair is lost in spots on the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet, ankles, and hips. In some cases, hair can be lost from other parts of the body, in which case the disease is called Diffuse Alopecia Areata. Once the hair is lost in all body parts, it is called Alopecia Universalis and, when the hair loss on the scalp is complete, it is called Alopecia Totalis.

The term Alopecia Areata means Baldness and is characterized usually by round spots including spots on the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet, and ankles. Hair and skin are affected, even eyebrows and eyelashes, the most prominent being the scalp and face. Alopecia patchier isbed, or patchwork, as the most common form of Alopecia, is characterized by the loss of all or part of the hair to any spot on the body. Hair loss usually occurs suddenly and without symptoms, and the hair regrows back to its standard size within a short time. When hair grows ultimately during an episode of Alopecia Areata, there is often one or more repetitions of this disease in your life.

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