Hair Loss (Alopecia)

About- Hair loss also known as alopecia which is very common in men is defined as a loss of hair from the scalp. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from the scalp. When it affects males, it is called male-pattern hair loss (MPHL) and when it affects a female it is called female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) or androgenetic alopecia.
 
Symptoms-

Hair loss Hair may begin to loose from the forehead
Hair loss Hair fall may start at the hairline or top of the head which may progress to partial or complete baldness
Hair loss Smooth, coin-sized bald spots may form in the scalp
Hair loss Some medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over the body
Hair loss In women hair thinning and hair loss occurs where they part their hair  

Causes-

Hair loss A diet lacking in protein, iron
Hair loss Alopecia areata
Hair loss Certain hairstyles and hair treatments
Hair loss Family history (heredity)
Hair loss Hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania)
Hair loss Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems
Hair loss Lichen planus 
Hair loss Lupus
Hair loss Psychological stress
Hair loss Radiation therapy
Hair loss Scalp infections such as ringworm
Hair loss The side effect of some medications including cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout, and high blood pressure medication  

Specialist to visit
Dermatologist Dermatologist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.health.harvard.edu

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