Alopecia

Alopecia means partial or total hair loss. Alopecia areata is a disorder with patchy hair loss. Alopecia totalis is a disorder where a person loses all of their hair (including eyebrows, pubic hair, etc.) Some level of alopecia is also a common side-effect of many medications, notably chemotherapy for ...

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Introduction: Alopecia

Summary: You lose up to 100 hairs from your scalp every day. That's normal, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair ...1

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Causes of Alopecia

Causes of hair loss It's normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. Hair loss isn't usually anything to be worried about but occasionally it can be a sign of a ...2

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Causes List for Alopecia

Some possible causes of Alopecia or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Alopecia

Types of alopecia (hair loss) include:

Types based on the hair location include:

  • Scalp hair loss
  • Pubic hair loss
  • Underarm hair loss
  • Body hair loss
  • Eyebrow hair loss ...
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Diagnosis of Alopecia

See a GP if:

Source: NHS Choices UK4 ...

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Treatments: Alopecia

Treatment for hair loss Most hair loss doesn't need treatment and is either:

  • temporary and it will grow back
  • a normal part of getting older

Hair loss caused by a medical condition usually stops or grows back once you've ...5

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Hair loss ; absence of scalp hair ; baldness ; missing scalp hair ; scalp hair loss ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)6 ...

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References

  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0002170/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Hair-loss/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Hair-loss/ 
  5. ibid.
  6. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0002170/ 

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