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The Different Forms of Alopecia

Posted: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Alopecia is an umbrella term for different forms of a condition that cause hair loss. In fact, alopecia has a number of causes and, oftentimes, can be treated. Learn more about the different forms of the disease in this helpful article:

Androgenic Alopecia

  • Most common form of alopecia
  • Also known as “female pattern baldness”
  • Hereditary causes

Telogen Effluvium

  • Often linked to a physical shock, including childbirth
  • Hair usually returns to normal post-shock

Anagen Effluvium

  • Associated with chemotherapy
  • Hair usually returns to normal post-therapy

Alopecia Areata

  • Results in patchy hair loss
  • Caused when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles

Alopecia Totalis

  • Total loss of scalp hair
  • Caused by immune-system attack

Alopecia Universalis

  • Total loss of body hair
  • Caused by immune-system attack

Scarring Alopecias

  • Rare form of alopecia
  • Scar tissue replaces hair follicles preventing future hair growth
  • Cause is unclear

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