Diseases

Alopecia: how to fight against hair loss?

In men and women, there are many causes of hair loss that can be temporary such as seasonal effluvium, or after pregnancy, or durable like androgenetic alopecia.

The most common hair loss is androgenetic alopecia or common alopecia.

Other causes of hair loss are possible:

  • a deficiency in certain nutrients,
  • endocrine dysfunction (thyroid, ovarian, adrenal),
  • a hair disease (alopecia areata, scarring alopecia) ...

In any case, a visit to the dermatologist helps to separate things.

Alopecia in humans

In humans , what is commonly known as "baldness" is "male androgenic alopecia". A scholarly name ... for a very common, almost banal "problem".

The androgenic alopecia of the man is not a disease: it is in general the natural, banal and frequent evolution of the hair of the man whose process starts after puberty.

A 50-year-old man out of two presents an alopecia, but it is much rarer before 30 years. The sooner the hair loss starts, the more it will create a malaise in the man.

Alopecia in women

Female androgenetic alopecia affects one in five women under forty. A woman affected by the loss of her hair will suffer aesthetic damage that entails.

In women, the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia is not always easy and this frequent form of alopecia sometimes overlaps with other mechanisms, which makes the opinion of a doctor essential.

This is where the dermatologist comes in. The doctor asks the patient many questions and carefully examines her scalp, which allows the dermatologist to determine the causes of the diffuse alopecia of her patient.

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Read also :

> Hair loss in women: what solutions?
> Hair loss: causes and treatments
> Trichotillomania: this mania to tear off the hair

Author: Camille Ozuru.
Expert consultant: Dr. Philippe Abimelec, dermatologist.

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