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Types of Alopecia
Alopecia comes in 4 main forms, all of which affect people differently. The four types of Alopecia are androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, and alopecia Universalis.
This is the most common type of alopecia, and the degree of hair loss here varies based on your sex (male/female). In males, this kind of alopecia results in receding hairlines, while females will notice a drastic thinning of hair, but rarely see complete hair loss.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any sex, at any age. Hair loss comes in patches with this disorder and most often occurs on the scalp. However, they can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows.
As the name suggests, this form of alopecia results in total hair loss on the scalp and face. It is most common in males but can affect females as well.
Symptoms of Alopecia
Finding the type of alopecia you have, your symptoms may vary and occur in different parts of the body. The most common symptoms of alopecia include:
Treatments for Alopecia
Treatments for Alopecia are based on the underlying cause of the disorder. Alopecia is caused by a gene mutation or an autoimmune disorder, unfortunately, it has no cure.
However, if the reason for your alopecia is something correctable such as the result of a new medication, a dietary change, stress, etc. then you have options for treating your alopecia including:
Self-help methods for treating alopecia
If your alopecia is treatable, consider the following natural methods for treatment of the disorder before jumping into hair regrowth or hair transplant treatments.
Alopecia can be a nerve-wracking disorder to face. Coming in four main forms, all of which have their own root cause, can be overwhelming so be sure you speak to a doctor about your concerns and potential treatment options. Even if your alopecia is not reversible, do your best to remain calm, eat a well-balanced diet, and take care of yourself to avoid further loss or a worsening of the disorder. Alopecia is common, you are not alone!
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