Hair loss can be a very stressful and alienating situation. Knowing about the different types and causes of hair loss can help you clarify the unknown and make a stressful situation a bit more manageable. One of the most common forms of female hair loss is alopecia. Read on to learn more about it and how to deal with it the right way.
What Exactly is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a general term that is used for hair loss and represents many different kinds of hair loss conditions. Generally, we categorize alopecia as non-scarring, which might be reversible or temporary, and irreversible scarring. Although the exact cause can be addressed to stop any further hair loss.
How Common is Alopecia?
It is much more common than you might expect. Pattern hair loss, which affects both women and men, occurs in over half of all men and 40% of women by the time they reach the age of 50. Since it is such a common issue, there are many different solutions to help you deal with it, such as custom-fitted wigs and other hair loss treatments.
What Causes Alopecia?
There’s many different causes of alopecia. Pattern hair loss is typically influenced by genetics and hormones. Alopecia areata is a kind of autoimmune condition, and telogen effluvium is caused by severe stress (medical problem, stress, pregnancy, etc.) and, sometimes, medications. Traction alopecia as well as central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia are all caused, at least in part, by styling practices. There are also many other types of alopecia with different causes.
Is there a Cure for Alopecia? Treatment Options?
Some kinds of alopecia can not be cured. However, most kinds can be controlled with specific medical treatments to prevent worsening, and sometimes, hair can also be regrown. Treatment success also varies a lot, depending on the cause. Over-the-counter topical medications are an option for the clear-cut male pattern hair loss, as well as any other kinds of alopecia. Still, they are best used after a diagnosis is confirmed safely by your dermatologist. Depending on the cause and type of your hair loss, your dermatologist could also prescribe topical or oral anti-inflammatory medications to block hormones from causing hair thinning.
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Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.
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