Alopecia is commonly known to people as hair loss. Alopecia is not only losing hair in the head but also losing hair from all the parts of the body. However, the concern of most people is losing hair in the head. This is distinguished as alopecia areata. There are also types of alopecia other than alopecia areata. Alopecia totalis is completely losing hair in the head and Alopecia universalis is rapidly losing hair in the head and the face such as the eyebrows and the eyelashes.
The signs of Alopecia (baldness) are prominent that you can easily see it if you look at your scalp closely. If you see your hair thinning at a specific part of your head, it may be a sign of baldness. Another sign is losing your hairline. If you notice that you are slowly losing your hairline, do not hesitate to consult your doctor about as it is a symptom of Alopecia (baldness). Adding to these signs is the easy removal of your hair from the scalp. You can notice this when you comb your hair and there are several hair strands on it.
You can acquire Alopecia (baldness) through genetics. This means that if you have one or two family members who have Alopecia there is a great chance that you might have this too. You must know that heredity is an important factor in most diseases. An autoimmune disorder among family members also greatly contributes to baldness.
An autoimmune disorder is the attack of your body to your tissues and cells. Your lifestyle can also cause you hair loss, or worse, even baldness. Although going to hair salons is a must every now and then, the chemicals that your stylist use in coloring your hair, straightening your hair or perming your hair can incite hair loss.
Even if your hair can grow again for about 50 percent in less than a year, there are severe cases where your scalp needs treatment in order to grow again. You can consult your doctor for medications. There can also be surgeries made in your scalp if you really want to have that crowning glory again.