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Alopecia

Alopecia is a form of hair loss that generally affects the scalp but can also affect the hair-bearing skin. It refers to a disease that causes baldness in patches. The severity of hair loss depends from area to area on the body. It happens due to many reasons and can be managed but there is no cure for Alopecia. This condition is applicable to all ages, but generally, baldness is seen in people above the age of 30. There are several types of alopecia. It is usually due to genetics, hormonal changes or an autoimmune response of the body. It can also occur due to certain diseases like cancer (chemotherapy), HIV/AIDS, hypothyroidism, malnutrition and iron deficiency. Some of the types are listed below:
1. Male Pattern Balding
2. Female Pattern Balding
3. Scarring Alopecia 
4. Alopecia Areata 
5. Anagen Effluvium
6. Telogen Effluvium
7. Androgenic Alopecia
8. Alopecia Totalis
9. Alopecia Universalis
 
Do’s
  • Consult a dermatologist and get appropriate medication
  • Hair loss can be really stressful. Indulge in activities that help in managing stress
  • Eat foods that strengthen the immune system
 
Don’ts
  • Do not use any random hair care product
  • Do not indulge in hair styling treatments 
  • Do not consume alcohol and sugary foods
  • Do not smoke as smoking can cause inflammation