Hair fall is a condition that grows on you when you go through it. It creates a stressful time for the person and affects self-confidence severely. One of the common patterns of hair loss is experiencing sudden hair loss in patches, which can sometimes conquer the entire scalp and even the entire body! This form of hair loss is called Alopecia, which is experienced by millions of people globally.
Alopecia or Baldness?
In some cultures, Alopecia is used to describe Baldness. A common mistake, resulting in a misunderstanding of the situation. Male or Female Pattern Baldness, genetic, and hormonal hair loss are also common reasons for permanent hair loss, which are not technically the same phenomena.
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Alopecia Causes Sudden Hair Loss
Alopecia can cause sudden hair loss in patches, which are not noticeable or can cause hair loss on a large scale. Affected hair is not limited to scalp hair and can include eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, and even body hair. To identify the best treatment for alopecia, a deep understanding of the main causes and symptoms of alopecia is necessary.
What Is the Main Cause of Alopecia?
Having an unknown root, Alopecia is an autoimmune disease. Normally, the immune system helps the body stay healthy as it attacks foreign, threatening invaders in the body. However, in cases experiencing auto-immune sicknesses, the immune system shows unusual behaviors and attacks body parts.
For unidentified reasons, the immune system starts to attack hair follicles (hair on the scalp, beard, or body hair) by mistake, which weakens their functionality and eventually causes hair fall. Scientists claim that alopecia can root in genetic heritage and families with a line of history are more vulnerable to alopecia. Some also blame environmental factors for causing this problem. Its affected area can be limited to an unnoticeable spot or capture the entire body.
Types of Alopecia
With respect to the area affected by alopecia or the shape, alopecia is clustered to be identified easily.
It refers to a kind of alopecia where small circles with the shape and size of a coin (bald patches) on the scalp experience hair loss. It can be an early stage for other more pervasive kinds of alopecia and grow to bigger parts.
When the entire scalp is affected by alopecia, the situation is called alopecia totalis. You shouldn’t mix it with Alopecia Universalis.
If hair loss is not limited to the scalp, where beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, and even body hair are affected, alopecia universitalis has occurred.
Ophiasis means snake in Greek. It is a sub-category of Alopecia Areata, where a strip of hair loss appears on the scalp.
Baldness or Alopecia? How to Diagnose?
Diagnosing alopecia is not always a simple process as the autoimmune disorder is so complex; thus you’ll need to pay a visit to a doctor. Blood tests for finding special disorders or antibodies, scalp biopsy, and examining hair under a microscope can be necessary to evaluate the situation.
Is Hair Transplant an Option?
If a doctor diagnoses that you are suffering from alopecia, ask your doctor about the possibility of hair transplantation for you in the future as autoimmune diseases can affect hair transplant results.
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If your hair loss is not due to alopecia, you will be able to have a hair transplant surgery done for you. You just need to contact us for a free consultation, to learn more about the options you have for gaining your natural-looking hair.