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  YOUR HAIR LOSS CAN BE ALOPECIA - by Editor
You hair fall can be a sign of an acute hair problem called Alopecia. Find out more about Alopecia, its types, cause, symptoms and treatment.


Rina's life changed the day she started loosing her hair. Each time she combed her hair she lost many strands. She soon visited her family doctor. Despite long term medication she continued losing hair. Finally she visited a well-known dermatologist and she found out that she was suffering from Alopecia. She had to bear pitiful glances of onlookers and sometimes even rude remarks. Her doctor assured her that her hair fall was curable but it would take some time. At that time what she needed the most was support from her family& friends and of course lot of hope.

Alopecia is a term associated with hair loss and baldness. Alopecia is medical term for acute hair loss from the scalp or the body. In severe case of Alopecia one loses hair from head to toe. Although this seems scary the condition is possible to control it.


Types of Alopecia

Hair loss takes place mostly because of ageing, hormonal imbalance or as a natural process to allow the new growth. Alopecia can lead to absence of hair from skin area also. The hair loss could occur in patches or all over. Alopecia is divided into several types which make treating alopecia more specific.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a condition where hair loss occurs in patches. These patches are totally smooth and round in shape. Alopecia Areata takes place when your immune system attacks your hair follicles. Hair follicles are the part of the skin from where hair grows. This type of Alopecia is common among youngsters. Alopecia Areata is hereditary. There are more chances of contracting Alopecia Areata if a close family member is suffering from it.

Alopecia Totalis

Alopecia Totalis is an autoimmune disorder. Total hair loss is the symptom of this type of Alopecia. A person suffering from Alopecia Totalis looses all his scalp hair resulting in total baldness.

Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia Universalis can occur at any age. Alopecia Universalis is the condition where one loses all body hair including eyelashes, eyebrows and hair on the scalp. It is an extreme state in all types of Alopecia. There can be an absence of entire body hair including the pubic hair since birth in the case of Alopecia Universalis.

Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia is also referred to as male pattern baldness. There can be a partial or a complete baldness in this situation. This type of hair loss is associated with imbalance of hormones called androgens that play important role in both genders related to hair growth and sex drive.

Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia is a gradual hair loss. Pulling your hair back in tight pony tail, pigtail or braid can put pressure on hair follicles causing hair loss. Hair styles that tighten the hair can cause breaking of hair. Frequent hair treatments that uses chemicals such as ironing and straightening can also lead to Traction Alopecia.


Causes of Alopecia

Emotional or psychological stress, depressions, crash dieting, too tightly pulled hair styles are some of the common causes of hair loss. Side effects of medications such as oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, medication for heart ailments and blood pressure could cause Alopecia. Other causes of extreme hair loss can be fungal infections, overactive or under active thyroid gland, prolonged fever, child birth and pregnancy.


Common symptoms of Alopecia

If traced earlier there is a scope to cure a hair loss completely. One needs to understand the common symptoms of the hair loss to prevent it. Following listed are the symptoms of Alopecia. If you are experiencing these symptoms immediately talk to your family doctor.

  • Thinning of hair

  • Balding scalp

  • Forming of round visible patches of hair loss

  • Itching of the scalp

  • Having brittle fingernails and toenails

  • Facing rapid hair loss

  • Experiencing gradual shedding of hair

Prevention and Cure of Alopecia

Alopecia can be diagnosed by testing a sample of your scalp skin or by carrying out a blood test. Analysing samples of hair can also identify the problem. A thorough study of your diet pattern, family medical history and hair care regime can detect the acuteness of hair loss.

A dermatologist will recommend a personalised treatment for alopecia. He or she may prescribe drugs to correct hormonal imbalance or any deficiencies. Hair transplants, hair weaving, wigs and head gears are also options to live with incurable hair loss.

Prevention of hair loss is possible. Leading a stress-free lifestyle, intake of balanced and proper food, staying away from chemically treated hair treatments by learning to love you natural hair and following simple hair care tips will surely prevent hair loss.

There is definitely hope for Alopecia sufferers. Being patient and having a positive attitude will help a lot. A person suffering from Alopecia undergoes lot of emotional turmoil and needs to address it. Along with support from loved ones seeking professional help to control the mental stress is of utmost importance. Keep in mind that 'One can lead a normal life with Alopecia'.


Are you aware about Alopecia? Do you suffer from hair loss? What do you do to prevent hair loss? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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Name: candy
City:   Delhi
Comments:   My mom is suffering from Alopecia. She started shedding her hair day by day. She tried everything from changing her shampoo to applying hair lotions but of no use. Later she developed bald spots on her scalp. Finally she has invested in a good collection of head accessories. She had bought scarves, caps and hats of all colours and kinds. Her aunt has advised her to invest in a good quality wig. She is going to ask her beautician about it. Baldness is embarrassing but you have to live with it if all your efforts have been failed.
Name: Smriti
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   I heard of alopecia. There was a program on television from where I got to learn about Alopecia. An expert who was guiding on the show explained that how stress affects the human life deeply and stress is the main cause of hair loss too. We loose few strands of hair everyday. Loosing 100 tresses everyday is normal. But if you have bad hair fall then you must take a step and consult your physician as soon as possible. Your family doctor may advise you to visit an expert. A person who undergoes Chemotherapy can experience hair loss. I think there is a need of awareness about Alopecia.
Name: kamal sharma
City:   Delhi
Comments:   Plz advise me a good hair experts of delhi, who can implant hair , Or who can provide us a good me
Name: Annie sharma
City:   Delhi
Comments:   Evn am facing the same problem. I am shedding my hair day by day, they have gotten thin and i have few strands of white hair, too. Plz help me with your precious advices...
Name: mamta p patel
City:   a,bad
Comments:   my problem is too much hair loss from directly sclap ,so i am looking old ... so pl.. tell me what i do..
Name: mushtak
City:   Dubai
Comments:   Can u advice me good hair doctor in Dubai (i am Idian)
Name: sirisha
City:   bangalore
Comments:   i am also having the same problem. plz plz plz give some remedy.
Name: heather
City:   usa
Comments:   First you need to go to a good doctor that has a specialty of hair loss.I have it and I get steroid shots in the scalp, on creams, baby aspirin. My doctor is aggressive with the treatment.
Name: vineet shrivastava
City:   delhi
Comments:   i m worried from my hair fall pls give me some cure for this
Name: vineet shrivastava
City:   delhi
Comments:   i m worried from my hair fall pls give me some cure for this
Name: dr.prakash
City:   delhi
Comments:   hi i want to do course in hair transplant .can i do
Name: shilpa
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   Hi,,, form the last 5 yrs, i can notice gradual thinning of my hair. I visited a dermatologist, he prescribed me Mintop solution and multi vitamin tablets. The result was commendable but soon after few months i suffered from the problem. Later, i visited a homeopatic doctor, who prescribed me Regenvitaliser . Again i got good hair but it could not stay for longer. After that with time i can find natural hair growth but at the same time they tend to fall too..... i m really worried..... On a contrary i tend to have a good diet with fruits,green vegetables,milk,fish n also excersise regularly.Please help.
Name: Adesh Agrawal
City:   new delhi
Comments:   my problem is too much hair loss from directly sclap ,so i am looking old ... so pl.. tell me what i do
Name: ram
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   i have sufered from chotilomania from 14 years .pilimg hair disorder . plz save my damged head i beg , any medicine to have hair back. i have left pulling .plz any doctor save me
Name: rahul
City:   new delhi
Comments:   i m suffering from alopecia areata from past 2 ys ,plzzz help me
Name: Shamseer
City:   Dubai
Comments:   I am suffering from hair loss with round patches. Each time I was able to grow hair using lemonsqueeze on the affected areas. But, this dont give me any solution. Can u help me ?.
Name: disha
City:   delhi
Comments:   my sister is having major eyebrow and eyeloss since a long time. Her hair on eyebrow and eyelashes come and fall off again ... Can this be Alopecia?? I will be ver thankful if anyone help me find a good doctor for the treatment.
Name: varsha
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i am suffering from alopecia areata from last 13 to 14 years .i have showed to many doctors in india.i will be very thankful if anyone help me find a good doctor for the treatment
Name: varsha
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i am suffering from alopecia areata from last 13 to 14 years .i have showed to many doctors in india.i will be very thankful if anyone help me find a good doctor for the treatment
Name: sonali
City:   sydney
Comments:   vitamin D deficicency!!!! go to the doctor and get ur vitamin D level checked. the browner ur skin is, the more at risk u r of deficiency. it can cause alopecia!
Name: preeti tiwana
City:   chandigarh
Comments:   i have andrgenetic alopecia i am 35 years of age i have hair thining since last 2 years .can you find me a genuine doctor to go to
Name: Sathish
City:   Hyderabad
Comments:   I have been suffred with alopecia for several year finally i got cured with alopathy and homeo medicene 2 years back. But again am started loosing my hair i don´t what to do next I´m really frustrated about this dieases..
Name: kuldeep saini
City:   saharanpur(up)
Comments:   i m suffering from alopecia from past 4 ys , please help me today i am 25 year old
Name: vidya kalra
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   I am losing hair on the front of my head though I am having homeopathic treatment for the past 4 months but the results are not very good. Kindly let me know of a good doctor in Delhi
Name: M.Waseem
City:   chandigarh
Comments:   I am losing my hair on the deep front of my head.I have already taken homeopathic and ayurvedic teratmentfor the two years but results are nothing. i have some saclps problems.my hair are losing vary fast.Plz. let me information of scalp doc. in chandigarh.
Name: Jalender
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   I have been suffering with hair fall for 5 years. I visited many doctors and use medicins and mintop solutions but result is not there.I think I have Alopecia Universalis becouse all scalp,beard, body hair is folling too.How can I confirm that Alopecia Universalis please help and also let me know the expert doctors in Hyderabad.
Name: SHAMON
City:   sharjah
Comments:   im suffer from alopecia
Name: nikhil bhutani
City:   delhi
Comments:   im just 22 i got my front head portion bald ,what would i do.plz tell me a good doctor , who charge resonable fee.because i m not so financial strong
Name: shweta dawar
City:   delhi
Comments:   i am losing too many hair everyday n this is leading me into depression.pls suggest any good specialist in delhi.help me...
Name: Jaya Nakra
City:   Ghaziabad
Comments:   Hi,from the last 3 yrs, i can notice gradual thinning of my hair. I visited a dermatologist, he prescribed me Mintop solution and multi vitamin tablets. The result was commendable but soon after few months i suffered from the problem. Later, i visited a homeopatic doctor, who prescribed me . Again i got good hair but it could not stay for longer. After that with time i can find natural hair growth but at the same time they tend to fall too..... i m really worried..... On a contrary i tend to have a good diet with fruits,green vegetables,milk,.Please help.after few month i am getting marriage so plz help me to know the good doctor or any other solution.plz plz help me
Name: shubham r anand
City:   mumbai
Comments:   sir,i am a medical student at kem hospital mumbai. i have got alopecia universalis with loss all the hair from the body parts. plese provide some information about tretment of alopecia universalis. is there any possibility for the hair transplnt. plese give some informaton about the centre providing transplant treatment.
Name: Raghav singhal
City:   mathura
Comments:   i am suffreing from hair problem. when i am 5 years old . i am loses all body hair including eyelashes, eyebrows and hair on the scalp. right now i am 21 years. please give me the solution of my problem.
Name: Dr.Vivek giri
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   Alopecia Areata is an extreme of local hair loss. It is a patchy hair loss, which may be in the form of a single of multiple patches. Male and female pattern baldness is a result of combination of aging, hormones (androgenstestosterone) and heredity (genetics). Men and women tend to lose hair thickness and amount as they age. Inherited or "pattern baldness" affects many more men than women. About 25% of men begin to bald by the time they are 30 years old, and about twothirds are either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60. Premature graying of hair Hair falling Causes: There may be one or multiple factors leading to hair loss 1. Genetic tendency 2. Nutritional deficiency (Iron, Protein, zinc, etc.) 3. Local factors (Skin diseases) 4. Hormonal factors (Hyper& hypothyroidism, menopause) 5. Systemic disease (Liver disease, kidney failure) 6. After acute ailments (Viral infection, Typhod) 7. Stress factors (depression) 8. Drugs (Bblockers for hypertension, chemotherapy, anticholesterol drugs, etc.) 9.Unknown factors Treatment: Hair loss needs internal treatment. Research proven Ayurvedic treatment offers excellent treatment for all forms of Hair loss. It amazingly controls further hair loss in 23 months. Dr Vivek Kr Giri, has been working on a range of chronic disease conditions including hair loss. His research based new molecules have international patents. Hair loss, either patchy or diffuse can be controlled with great effect. The individualized treatment is based on the study of patients patches, extent, cause, genetic pattern, emotional sphere, hormonal imbalance, and other factors which lead and maintain the disease. Effects of treatment Significant control in hair loss. If you are loosing 200 strand daily, you will achieve normal range of about 30 to 40 per day * Control of baldness * Treatment of local cause such as dandruff or psoriasis, etc. Duration of treatment: Hair loss finds improvement in about 48 weeks. The total length of treatment varies form case to case, depending of the following factors: * Duration of hair loss * Areas affected * Extent of spread (Small or large one or multiple spots) * Previous medication (Extensive use of oral or local cortisone) * Associated diseases like Under active thyroid, diabetes, other diseases For your convenient Treatment also available by online and courier
Name: Dr.Vivek Giri
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   If you are suffering from Alopecia contact us Now… We have a complete solution for Hair loss. It’s totally herbal and natural. *****No chemical no side effect*****. What is Alopecia areata? The term Alopecia means hair loss. In the form of alopecia known as Alopecia areata, round bald patches appear suddenly, most often affecting the scalp. Alopecia areata can occur at any age, including in childhood. SYMPTOMS Would you like to cure your hair loss problem? We are a hair loss treatment that has helped Hundreds of thousand of people grow their hair back. You could be next. Our formula has been Perfected by our Research without side effects.
Name: Dr.Vivek Giri
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   If you are suffering from Alopecia contact us Now… We have a complete solution for Hair loss. It’s totally herbal and natural. *****No chemical no side effect*****. What is Alopecia areata? The term Alopecia means hair loss. In the form of alopecia known as Alopecia areata, round bald patches appear suddenly, most often affecting the scalp. Alopecia areata can occur at any age, including in childhood. SYMPTOMS Would you like to cure your hair loss problem? We are a hair loss treatment that has helped Hundreds of thousand of people grow their hair back. You could be next. Our formula has been Perfected by our Research without side effects
Name: rizwan
City:   dubai
Comments:   hi... i have nearly tried every thing but these patches are getting wider and wider..i dont know how to get rid of this problem..it is spreading day by day..can someone help me please please
Name: rohit tiwari
City:   kanpur
Comments:   hello! i am in depression.I am 20 year old and now my 98% hairs are white and also falling rapidly. please tell me perfect soln to make them black.plzzzz iam fed up of colouring my hairs regularly!
Name: pravindra singh
City:   Delhi
Comments:   hi sir i suffering alopecia last i.6 year.Can u advice me good hair doctor in Delhi.
Name: sonia
City:   new york
Comments:   I recently found out I have alopecia aerata. For this kind of alopecia, you can get steriod injections which will help promote hair growth. There are other treatments such as topical creams and such. But i would recommend those with hair loss go see a dermatologist.
Name: Rohit chopra
City:   Delhi
Comments:   I am losing hair.please help
Name: saarah
City:   pune
Comments:   my nephew has got these syptoms. im very worried. can this be completely cured?? pls suggest a good doctor.
Name: Pardeep Singla
City:   Ambala
Comments:   My problems is that my hair fall rapidly. Every day i loses 4050 strands. I consult maany doctors, but no results. one of doctor told me that i am suffering from alopecia areata. Kindly help me and give me specialst advice ?
Name: rachna Kumari
City:   bangalore
Comments:   I am having acute hair loss, i am loosing my hair like anything.
Name: rachna Kumari
City:   bangalore
Comments:   I am having acute hair loss, i am loosing my hair like anything.
Name: kshitij gupta
City:   delhi
Comments:   I am siffering from alopecia areta universalies from last 10 year and i go so many treatment like puva theraphy also but nothing work on me so pls can u any treatment for surgical or any kind other treatment
Name: kulwinder
City:   hoshiarpur
Comments:   i am losing my hair too much so pls help me.
Name: abbas
City:   dubai
Comments:   no hair in body, pubic hair not dense, no side locks and lower scalp doesnt have hair.
Name: ankit
City:   NEW DELHI
Comments:   hi, m suffering 4m heavy hair loss,dandruff,and m hair line z reducing and m fore head z turning broad. m taking medicine 4m herbal remedies past a month,no results.plz help.
Name: natashazariwala
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   Hey, I agree with your article. I would like to share my experience of using Parachute Advansed Therapie Hair Vitalizer. This oil based hair solution helped in controlling my hair fall. I massage it on my scalp and leave it overnight. The next day I wash it off with a herbal shampoo. Also. I have brought about changes in my diet to include more fruits and green leafy veggies. I have also started to exercise and doing yoga. Additionally, I sleep well and don´t take unecessary stress.
Name: vijaylakshmi
City:   hyderabad
Comments:   hai my hair are nice but its falling a lot not only me also my mom and my sister also so please help me and my hairs are growing also but its falling
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