Hair Loss Terminology Decoded

Hair Loss Lexicon Alopecia: Hair loss.  This is the diagnostic term that doctors use. Androgenetic Alopecia: Pattern hair loss in either men or women.  Caused by genetics and androgens (hence the name).  Also sometimes termed androgenic alopecia. Scarring Alopecia: Also known as cicatricial alopecias, this is a group of hair loss disorders that is more likely … [Read more...]

How I Coped With Losing All Of My Hair — At 21

By: Georgia Van Cuylenburg: Actress, Comedian, Producer, Activist - Actress tells how she lost all her hair to Alopecia Areata. … [Read more...]

Areata – The Tricky Balding Disease

Alopecia areata comes in many forms.  It can occur in bands, round or oval patches, or with whole head and body balding.  What are even more unusual are the features that are usually only known to doctors who are interested in hair (like a hair surgeon or a dermatologist).  For instance, it is well-known that; Spare the White Hair: Different forms of areata seem to … [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...]

Hair Loss in Kids

Baldness or hair loss is usually something only adults need to worry about. But in a few cases, teens lose their hair, too — and it may be a sign that something's going on. Hair loss during adolescence can mean a person may be sick or just not eating right. Some medications or medical treatments, like chemotherapy treatment for cancer, also cause hair loss. People can … [Read more...]

Diagnosising Hair Loss – Tips and Tricks for the Home Investigator

Androgenetic alopecia – also known as pattern hair loss, can happen to anyone.  It is most likely to occur in men starting in their late teens through their fourth or fifth decade, and in a woman from her teen years into post-menopause years.  Despite how common it is, it can be difficult to diagnose.  If you think you might be at risk, here are a few simple ways to help … [Read more...]

Top Five Little-Known Causes of Female Hair Loss

What even some doctors don’t know Are you a woman who is losing her hair?  Are you wondering what might be causing it?  If you have been to see your regular doctor about this problem, or even if you have done a little research on the Internet, you have probably noticed that a lot of different opinions.  Here is a list of five things you (and maybe your doctor) did not … [Read more...]

Alopecia Universalis – No trivial matter

You have read a story like it in the paper – area man loses all hair after car accident – but it just didn’t seem real. All your hair? Impossible. What about your eyelashes and arm hair and such? The scary truth is that this can and does happen. It is an unpredictable medical condition known as alopecia universalis, and no one really knows the cause or how to cure it. … [Read more...]