Alopecia is a common problem that is suffered by two people out of every hundred people. Alopecia pronounced as al-oh-Pee-sha means complete or partial hair loss. In books, it also refers to loss of hair, feather or wool in animals. In this article, we will be sharing information about Alopecia. Full name of this disease is alopecia areata. There are some other words that explain its meaning depending on the area effected or its severity. These are explained below
• Single bald spot on any part of head is known as Monolocularis.
• More than one bald spot on the head is known as Multilcularis.
• Total hair loss on the whole head is known as Totalis.
• Few bald patches only on beard is known as Barbae.
• When all body hair is lost, this condition is known as Universalis.
This condition or disease is not restricted to a specific sex or population. Both men and women suffer from it. It is also not limited to people of specific area. Anybody can suffer from it at any age. Some people start losing hair at early age whereas, some might lose it after a particular age. This is caused when hair follicles get smaller ad smaller or they stop growing due to any specific reason. Alopecia can also be genetic, it can be from mother’ side of gene or father’s or from combination of both. This type is known as Androgenetic alopecia, but it doesn’t mean that if you parents or grandparents had suffered from it, you will too. It varies from person to person.
One of the question that people want to know is that whether the hair will re-grow or not? The answer to this question is still unknown but many companies are trying to make drugs that can help you in re-grow your hair. Apart from drugs, some other things are also popular these days that help you in concealing your baldness. Some people are using ointments and solutions in hope of re-grow their hair, whereas, other use hats, jewelry and other accessories to hide thinning of hair. Hair extensions and hair thickening fibers are also being used. Hair thickening fiber helps you in getting instant results. Hair extensions also help you in getting thicker or longer hair. Thin hair or patches of baldness can be concealed by using hair thickening fibers. In drugs Minoxidil or Rogaine is being used that is also approved by FDA. This drug helps in treating hair loss in both men and women.