What are the different types of Alopecia?
Alopecia is a Latin word used for hair loss, which involves heavy fall of hair or complete baldness. There may be several reasons behind falling hair which may be stress, excessive use of chemicals in your hair, infection, sickness, anemia and many more which all affect you hair in a different way due to which, hair fall or Alopecia has been categorized.
Androgenic alopecia is linked with genes, that means it get transferred from one generation to other. This is very common among people. This is also known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. Androgenic alopecia may be inherited from maternal or paternal side.
It is caused when enzymes convert testosterone into DHT, causing hair follicles to shrink.
When patchy loss of hair is seen over scalp and other body parts, then the hair fall is known as Alopecia Areata. It is an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system automatically attacks the healthy hair follicles resulting in their shrinkage which is majorly caused by stress and traumatic events.
When the Alopecia Areata spreads over the whole scalp i.e. when the patchy baldness over the scalp grows to complete badlness, then it results in Alopecia Totalis.
When patchy hair loss grows to complete loss of hair over the scalp and other body parts, then, the alopecia is termed as universalis. This type alopecia is seen in less than 1% of people.
Sometimes, hair fall happens due to certain human actions, then it is termed as traction alopecia. These actions may include over styling your hair, excessive use of chemicals like bleaching and coloring, making tight ponytail, braiding, etc., which all leads to breakage of hair.
This is an extreme case of alopecia, where hair follicles are destroyed and replaced by scar tissue. This alopecia is further categorized into primary and secondary cicatricial alopecia. Primary cicatricial alopecia is caused by inflammation hair follicles, whereas, secondary cicatricial alopecia is caused by scarring of hair loss. It results in burning, itching and pain over your scalp.
Barbae Alopecia is used to refer to the hair loss in beard region, either in patches or in whole.
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