Posts Tagged ‘Alopecia’


Alopecia Or Why People Go Bald – 19. April, 2009

The causes of hair loss are diverse and many of them are investigated insufficiently. It is assumed that premature hair loss is programmed genetically, and that its degree is determined by expressiveness of corresponding genes. Thus hair follicles decrease in size under the influence of male hormones when the period of puberty is over. The quantity of them does not decrease until late stages of baldness, but still hair becomes so small that are not (more…)

Alopecia – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment – 19. April, 2009

Alopecia simply means hair loss (baldness). Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss from areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Alopecia areata affects both males and females. Alopecia areata does not make you feel pain and does not make you feel sick. In 1–2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire scalp (Alopecia totalis) or to the entire epidermis (Alopecia universalis). Some people may lose more hair. Rarely, the disease causes (more…)