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What is alopecia?


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2015-05-28 02:50:27
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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2012-03-20 20:58:44
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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2011-04-21 16:58:50
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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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.


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