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Baldness particularly refers to excessive hair loss from the scalp. Hair loss may have started with a few extra hairs in the sink or in person’s comb. Some people prefer to let their boldness run its course untreated and unhidden. While others may cover it up with hairstyles, make up, hats or scarves.

Anyone that is men, women and children can experience hair loss. Medical term for hair loss is alopecia. Pattern boldness, that is androgenetic alopecia, is the most common type of alopecia. The most common type of alopecia. It affects roughly one-third of men and women.

It is typically permanent. Another type of alopeica known as alopecia areata is usually temporary. It can involve hair loss on the scalp or other parts of the body. About 90% of the hair on most people’s scalp is in a two-to-six wear growth stage ate any given time.

The other 10% is in a two-to three months resting phase, that is telogen phase, after which time it is shed. Most people shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins again as a new hair from the same follicle replaces the shed hair.

New hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month. Hair loss generally leads to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.

Symptoms of Baldness

Having androgenetic alopecia generally means that a person experience hair loss as early as during their teen years. For men, this type of baldness is typically characterized by hair loss that begins at the temples and crown.

The end result may be partial or complete baldness. Women with androgenetic alopecia usually have hair loss limited to thinning at the front, sides or crown. Complete balness rarely occurs in women. Person with alopecia areata, baldness usually occurs in small, round, smooth patches. Person may lose only scalp hair or may lose body hair as well

The end result may be partial or complete baldness. Women with androgenetic alopecia usually have hair loss limited to thinning at the front, sides or crown. Complete balness rarely occurs in women. Person with alopecia areata, baldness usually occurs in small, round, smooth patches. Person may lose only scalp hair or may lose body hair as well.

Causes of Baldness

There are various causes of baldness, which are as follow: Diseases, like diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss. Person’s undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy may also develop baldness.

After the treatment ends the person’s hair typically begins to regrow. Poor nutrition like having inadequate protein or iron in the diet may also lead to the development of baldness. Fad diets, crash diet and certain illnesses, such as eating disorders can cause poor nutrition.

Certain drugs used to treat gout; arthritis, depression heart problems and high blood pressure may also lead baldness in some people. Person who takes birth control pills also may develop baldness. Newborns often lose hair during the first several months of life.

Treatment of Baldness

Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, cannot be curd. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. The drugs used for treatment of the baldness are like Minoxidil, Finasteride, Corticosteroids, Anthralin, etc. are used.

Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery is available to treat baldness. During transplantation a dermatologist, take tiny plugs, of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of the person’s scalp. The plugs are the, implanted into the bald reactions. Surgical procedures to treat baldness are expensive and can be painful



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