Types of Alopecia

There are many subtypes of Alopecia including but the main four are Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis.

Androgenetic Alopecia (also called pattern baldness) - This form of hair loss usually occurs due to loss of specific types of hormones called androgens. In males this can often mean total hair loss, though many men still retain some hair on the sides of their head. Women seldom have complete hair loss, but may lose hair in patches.

Alopecia Areata - It is a type of hair loss that tends to occur in spots, as opposed to the pattern baldness. Alopecia areata monolocularis means that hair loss occurs in one spot only, usually on the head. Alopecia areata multilocularis means that hair loss occurs in several spots, and loss may not be limited to the head.

Alopecia Totalis – The loss of hair on the entire head. The cause is unknown but linked to stress.

Alopecia Universalis – The most severe form of Alopecia. Victims of Alopecia Universalis are unable to grow hair anywhere on their entire bodies.

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