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What is alopecia?

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โˆ™ 2015-05-28 02:50:27

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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes your hair to come out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. The amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose it only in a few spots. Others lose a lot. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good.

There are different types of this condition. Alopecia areata is most common in its main form, but there are other, more rare types:

Alopecia areata totalis means youโ€™ve lost all the hair on your head.

Alopecia areata universalis is the loss of hair over your entire body.

Diffuse alopecia areata is a sudden thinning of your hair rather than lost patches.

Ophiasis alopecia areata causes hair loss in a band shape around the sides and back of your head.

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โˆ™ 2015-05-28 02:50:27

Alopecia is the technical term for hair loss and baldness.

It's perhaps most often used to refer to patchy hair loss (alopecia areata) or complete hair loss (Gail Porter, for example) which is either alopecia totalis (bald scalp) or alopecia universalis (entirely bald from top to toe). These are thought to be auto-immune problems.

Androgenic alopecia is 'normal' baldness, male pattern or female pattern which result from an inherited sensitivity to a derivative of testosterone.

There's also traction alopecia which results from hairstyles that cause the hair to be pulled too hard for long periods .. too tight a ponytail or braids. Alopecia is another name for baldness. It is the absence of hair from any part of the body where hair would normally grow.

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โˆ™ 2012-03-20 20:58:44

Alopecia is the loss of bodily hair. Usually it occurs on the scalp, but some people suffer from systemic alopecia in which they lose all their bodily hair.

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โˆ™ 2011-04-21 16:58:50

Alopecia is simply hair loss. It can be from pulling on hair, chemicals, pony tails and even medical conditions. You need to find the cause of your alopecia.

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What is the scientific name for hair loss?

The general name is alopecia. It comes in several degrees:Androgenic alopecia or "male pattern baldness" (the most common form)Male and female pattern alopecia (androgenic alopecia, or androgenetic alopecia or alopecia androgenetica),Alopecia areata (the loss of some of the hair from the head)Alopecia totalis (the loss of all head hair)alopecia universalis (the loss of all hair from the head and the body)


What are the most common types of abnormal hair loss?

Are androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, and post partum alopecia.


What is androgenic alopecia?

Male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)


What are the others names for alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata refers to the autoimmune skin condition that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and on the body. Alopecia totalis is a progression of Alopecia areatathat results in total hair loss of the scalp. Alopecia universalis is a progression of Alopecia areata that results in total hair loss of the body.


Do women get alopecia?

Yes, both men and women of all ages can have alopecia.


Can you die from Alopecia?

No.


Can a cat die from psychogenic alopecia?

I have never heard of a cat dying from psychogenic alopecia.


Is alopecia contageious?

Not every type of Alopecia is Contagious... Alopecia can be divided in 2 big categories: Non-Scarring Alopecia (the most common) and Scarring Alopecia. One of the subtypes of Scarring Alopecia is Infectious Alopecia and can be produced by several agents: fungal (Kerion, candidiasis, favus, tinea corporis), bacterial (syphilis, leprosy, acne necrotic) viral (herpes, varicella); protozoa (Leishmaniasis). It is important to recognise though that this condition is quite uncommon these days. Alopecia is hardly ever due to an infection and is therefore, generally speaking, not a contagious condition.


What describes the partial or complete loss of hair most commmly on the scalp?

Alopecia. There are actually a few different types of alopecia. The most common one is alopecia areata.


What is the Medical term for bald?

The medical term is alopecia. There is male-pattern baldness (from your mother's side); baldness may be patchy, a condition called alopecia areata; or a variant of alopecia areata may involve the entire head: alopecia capitis totalis.


Does vitamin E help for alopecia?

No. Some have advocated vitamin E for alopecia. However, to date, no study shows benefit of taking vitamin E for the treatment of alopecia.


Can you catch alopecia from another?

NO!

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