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Types of hair loss

Nowadays, we often hear the phrase from friends and relatives: "My hair started to fall out." Someone is looking for a solution to the problem on the Internet, someone asks advices, and someone goes to the doctor.

Hair loss can be different, let's look at the main types and reasons:

1. Diffuse (telogen) hair loss

Women have it more often than men. There are many reasons for such a loss: stress, chronic diseases; viral and infectious diseases, accompanied by fever; endocrine disorders; COVID; medications; deficiencies of vitamins and minerals and others.

In this type hair loss occurs evenly over the entire surface of the head. More than 100 hairs fall out per day.

It can be divided into acute – it lasts less than 6 months, and then passes spontaneously. Or because of the therapy, chronic hair loss lasts more than 6 months and requires intensive treatment.

Diffuse prolapse is treated well and does not appear again.

2. Androgenetic hair loss

Hereditary hair loss, which is based on the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on hair follicles. As a result, they are gradually destroyed. Hair becomes thinner and then stops growing. They fall out in androgen dependent zones: frontal and parietal. Men have it more often.

There is an international classification for men and women that helps to evaluate the stage of hair loss.

The treatment of androgenetic hair loss is long, but if all the recommendations are followed, you can stop the loss and stimulate hair growth. If there are bald patches, hair transplantation is recommended.

3. Alopecia areata - hair loss that appears suddenly in the form of a rounded focus of alopecia.
The foci can merge, which leads to a gradual loss of hair on the head, face and entire body. Most often, the cause is an autoimmune process in the body, genetic factors and some other diseases. Treatment of alopecia areata is complex and long-term, with relapses and overgrowth of foci.

You can determine whether you have a hair loss, what type and stage in this application. Get a diagnosis and get individual recommendations for restoring the quality of your hair and scalp right now.