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These Are The 7 Types Of Hair Loss You Need To Watch Out For!
Hair loss. Isn’t it scary to ever hear that? Well, it is quite a deal to think of hair loss.
Hair is something that makes a person look and feel complete in physical appearance, and it can become quite embarrassing to move out with peers with frizzy, dull, thinning and lifeless hair. You’d probably try a number of remedial hacks to make your hair look nice. But your efforts go in vain when you realise it’s more than what it seems to be. By the time you realise, all those loose hair on the pillows and the floor, the condition has already done most of its damage. That’s when you consult a trichologist (a hair doctor), who can tell you what’s causing your hair loss.
So let’s look into the deeper aspects of hair loss.
Hair loss is technically, or rather medically termed as alopecia. Alopecia usually occurs as a genetic or autoimmune disorder in a person. In some cases there’s a hormonal imbalance that causes alopecia, and in other cases there can be certain skin disorders that lead to excess hair loss which increases rapidly, resulting in hair thinning and pattern balding. Did you know there are different types of alopecia? Do you know what impact each type has on your hair growth pattern? So let’s have a look at the answers to these questions. There are seven different types of alopecia, and each of them have individualistic symptoms ranging from mild to severe. So as far as the treatments are concerned, they also vary from person to person. Here’s the list of all the seven types of alopecia, and what happens when a person is affected by these.
The first and the most common of all types of alopecia is androgenic alopecia. Commonly called male or female pattern baldness. The thinning of the crown, receding hairline and the thinning of hair through the parting is where it usually starts. The hair fall in androgenic alopecia increases rapidly with age.
Alopecia totalis is the type that starts with small and round patches of hair loss in random areas of the scalp and progresses until all the hair is lost.
People suffering from this type of alopecia experience sudden hair fall in patches or spots. These patches can be as small as 1/8th inches to 4 inches in diameter, and the affected areas on the scalp are seen to be light coloured. This is because of poor blood supply to these specific areas of the scalp.
This is one of those types of alopecia which involves hair loss to occur all over the body, inclusive of the scalp.
Diffuse Alopecia: Diffuse alopecia is also known as alopecia areata incognita. This type of alopecia is a very rare type of alopecia areata which primarily affect young females with radical and sudden hair loss.
Postpartum alopecia is a temporary type of hair loss pattern which many pregnant women experience after their delivery. Although the hair loss is usually not as much as it occurs in other types of alopecia, but can increase suddenly three to nine months after delivery. The cycle of hair growth returns back to normal within a year.
Traction alopecia can be termed as one of the most common types of alopecia among young women who have highly textured hair. It occurs when the hair is tied too tightly, pulling the hair strands. It makes the hair follicles to weaken resulting in damaging the follicle strength which further results in the hair being pulled off from the root. It also destroys the white bumps and causes pus in the affected areas. In some cases the scalp also starts scaling around the affected area. Treatments for all these types of alopecia vary owing to the difference in ages, sometimes gender as well. As far as pregnancy is concerned, it is more to do with time and patience. Many women tend to stress themselves on realising sudden hair loss. This might also cause further balding which can become permanent. So if you are pregnant and are reading this article, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
For the youngsters, and those who might have it genetically or have developed skin infections causing hair loss, you have Hairsure to reach out to. So Hurry up, you are just a call away. Walk in at Hairsure and our reputed trichologists can help you with the solutions that will best suit your type of alopecia.
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