Alopecia or loss of hair is a common complaint in men and women alike. On the basis of whether permanent damage has occurred to the follicles or not, the alopecia is divided into scarring and nonscarring alopecia. Alopecia can be diffuse or patchy. A most common cause of diffuse alopecia is telogen effluvium, which is the loss of telogen hair that occurs 2-4 months after an acute systemic stressful episode, For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.
Androgenetic alopecia or common baldness or patterned hair loss can affect both males and females. Male-pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive and rapid baldness. In male-pattern baldness, hair loss typically results in a receding hairline and baldness on the top of the head.
Alopecia areata is the name for a condition in which round patches of hair loss appear suddenly. The hair follicle is attacked by the patient’s own immune cells for unknown reasons. There are three stages: first, there is sudden hair loss, then the patches of hair loss enlarge, and last, new hair grows back. This process takes months, sometimes more than a year, but rarely does the hair never grow back.
Post‑pregnancy hair fall is also a very common complaint amongst the female patients, its completed treatable with meticulous history taking and a wide variety of treatment options
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