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Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


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What causes alopecia?

What causes alopecia?

Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune disorder in which the body's antibodies attack the hair follicles. Hormonal disorders can cause hairloss such as hypothryoidism. Exogenous trauma such as curling irons, constant pulling hairstyles (traction alopecia) and chemical trauma, e.g. Chlorine. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for alopecia?

What are the reasons for alopecia?

Depends on the type: There are many different types of alopecia. Male pattern baldness is called androgenic alopecia and is effected by the actions of dihydrotestosterone. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition. Whereas other alopecias/hair loss can be due to thyroid or other medical diseases. ...Read more

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What is alopecia totalis?

What is alopecia totalis?

Alopecia totalis: Alopecia areata is a chronic inflammatory disorder causing nonscarring hair loss. In a minority of patients the entire scalp can be affected, which is called alopecia totalis. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder which may also have a genetic or heritable component. ...Read more

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Is alopecia heredity ? Thanks

Can be: Please see dermatologist for evaluation. There are many causes of hair loss. ...Read more

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What can cure alopecia totalis?

What can cure alopecia totalis?

Alopecia totalis: Intralesional or topical corticosteroids are the initial treatment for most patients with patchy alopecia areata. Topical immunotherapy can be used as first-line treatment for patients with extensive disease in which greater than 50% of scalp hair is lost. Some second line therapies include minoxidil, anthralin, and photochemotherapy. Systemic therapy is usually reserved for refractory cases. ...Read more

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Is going bald solves my alopecia?

Is going bald solves my alopecia?

Alopecia: There is no cure for Alopecia but in men there is pattern baldness which is often familial ...Read more

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How alopecia on a beard is treated?

There are different: possible reasons for alopecia - whether it is on the scalp or the chin. This would require evaluation before a treatment plan could be developed. Take care. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

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