What type of alopecia (baldness) do I have? And how can I solve it?

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What type of alopecia (baldness) do I have? And how can I solve it?

Alopecia (hair loss) can be classified into numerous groups, depending on its origin and how it manifests, being the most common androgenic alopecia or common baldness , responsible for 95% of cases. However, despite being so common, it is not the only type of baldness that exists, depending on genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, some diseases, use of medications, alopecia comes in different versions.

Alopecia Areata: This type of alopecia is characterized by the loss of hair in the form of round patches in one or several areas of the scalp, or in other parts of the body. Sometimes, this type of alopecia leads to total baldness, and can affect men, women and children. In some people, hair loss can occur after an important event, such as an illness, pregnancy or trauma.

Alopecia Diffuse: It is a type of baldness that can develop due to endocrine causes, medication or deficiencies in the diet, generating a progressive and generalized hair loss without reaching the total baldness, affecting men and women. The diffuse alopecia is preventable and can be treated, maintaining for example, a balanced diet so that the hair gets all the necessary nutrients and can stay healthy, not abuse in the use of medicines and before the first manifestation, go to a specialist so that do a study. With a diagnosis, you can start treatment as soon as possible, and keep hair from falling off. You can also get the one that has been lost out again. There are many treatments, but not all are valid for all people.

A Cicatricial lopecia: is the baldness that occurs as a result of malformation, damage or destruction of the hair follicles, these are replaced by permanent scar tissue in which new hair can no longer be born. This alopecia is not very common, since it affects a low percentage of people, but occurs equally in men and women, and is more common to develop in adults, also occurring in several stages.

Before any of the forms of baldness that is presented, the best recommendation always is to go to a specialist to establish, initially a correct diagnosis and treatment, that adjusts to the needs of each patient.