Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Alopecia is the technical term for abnormal hair loss

Alopecia is the technical term for any abnormal hair loss. The most common types of alopecia are androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, and postpartum alopecia. Alopecia usuall is the result of hormonal,age-related, or genetic changes. Androgenis alopecia is often referred to as male-pattern baldness. This type of alopecia is genetically inherited with an onset of approximately 35 year in both men and women. Alopecia areata is characterized by sudden onset of hair loss,often in patches,resulting from an autoimmune response. The people with alopecia areata ,white blood cell attack the hair follicles, preventing hair growth. Males and females of all races can be affected,onset is usually in childhood. Postpartum alopecia aff......ects women shortly after the birth of a child and is temporary. Its usually subsides after 1 year

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