Alopecia Areata – Patchy Hair Loss with a Funny Name

Alopecia areata is an unusual disease; it causes hair loss in patterns that can be distinct, and in patterns that can mimic almost any other pattern of alopecia (hair loss) including androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss).  Because of this, most patients have never heard of it and, if they have it, have trouble figuring out what it is.  (A good resource for overall … [Read more...]

Alopecia – Hair Loss by a Funny Name

When most people think of hair loss, they think of a man or woman with typical “pattern” hair loss.  Doctors call this “alopecia.”  In particular, male and female pattern hair loss is known as “androgenetic alopecia.”*  There are other types of alopecia, though. Generally speaking, if hair loss occurs in the typical male or female pattern, androgenetic alopecia is the … [Read more...]