Types of Hair Loss
Telogen Effluvium is a temporary form of hair loss that occurs when the number of hair follicles decreases. The hair grows in four stages, the Anegen phase (Growth phase), Catagen phase(transitional phase) and the Telogen phase (resting phase). When the body has received a trigger/shock, it can cause hair to remain in the Telogen phase. A trigger could be a crash diet, elevated stress levels and pregnancy. It is usually a condition that affects mainly women, however men can also fall victim to it Telogen Effluvium.
Androgenetic Alopecia, commonly known as Male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness is a hair loss type that occurs in individuals who have a predisposition to lose their hair. The condition usually affects the top (crown thinning) and front of the scalp (hairline recession). Women who suffer from pattern hair loss, will experience diffuse thinning throughout the scalp.
As we age, the number of androgens that our bodies produce increases, particularly in men. Men who lose their hair all together have a follicle sensitivity to the sex hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Women are also affected by this as over a quarter of women by the age of 50 will experience some form of hair fall. One of the ways one can determine whether they suffer from androgenetic alopecia is to look at the Hamilton - Norwood scale which will show the various stages of pattern hair loss.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the hair follicles, it is not a disease exclusive to the scalp and can affect all areas of the body where follicles are present. There are several risk factors. These include Family history, type 1 diabetes & Celiac disease.
Women are also likely to suffer more from this disease than men. Those affected by Alopecia Areata are usually in good health and rather than experiencing diffuse thinning, their hair falls out in patches.
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