Types of Alopecia

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  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • March 21, 2021

Types of Alopecia

This blog provides a detailed understanding of different types of alopecia and how homeopathic treatment for alopecia is effective in treatment with its unique approach.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia is a partial or complete loss of hair, often in specific areas of the body where hair usually grows. Alopecia can affect people of all ages and genders, and its impact extends beyond physical symptoms. It can have emotional and psychological effects due to changes in appearance. Treatment options for alopecia depend on the specific type and underlying

Types of Alopecia

Alopecia areata is generally classified into several types based on the extent and pattern of hair loss. The main types include:

There are 8 types of Alopecia

  1. Alopecia areata
  2. Alopecia totalis
  3. Alopecia universalis
  4. Alopecia barbae
  5. Cicatricial alopecia
  6. Postpartum alopecia
  7. Traction alopecia
  8. Androgenic alopecia

 

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata

Also called as Patchy hair loss. This is the most common form, characterized by one or more coin-sized patches of hair loss on the scalp or other body areas.

Alopecia totalis

Alopecia Totalis

Also called as complete hair loss on the  scalp. It is not so common and in this case, we see a complete loss of hairs on the scalp. The difference between Alopecia areata and Totalis is the extent of hair loss on the scalp.

Alopecia universalis

 

Alopecia Universalis

When the disease becomes more severe and the hair loss extends to the whole body it is called as Alopecia Universalis. Here there is a total loss of hair on the scalp and body including eyelashes and eyebrows.

Alopecia barbare

Alopecia Barbare

It is a specific type of Hair loss in areas of the beard. Here we see a patchy area or complete area of hair loss in the area of beard.

Cicatricial Alopecia

 

Cicatricial Alopecia

Also called as scarring Alopecia. It is a type of hair loss characterized by complete destruction of the hair follicles and then their replacement by scar tissue. When other types of alopecia are completely reversible with the best homeopathic treatment for alopecia, Cicatricial Alopecia is usually difficult to treat. However, at HomoeoCARE, we have few successful cases of cicatricial Alopecia being treated.

Postpartum Alopecia

 

Postpartum Alopecia

Postpartum alopecia is a condition in which a woman loses hair after having a baby. When a woman is pregnant, her hormones, especially estrogen, make her hair stay in a growing phase for a longer time. This can make the hair seem thicker and fuller. But after giving birth, when hormone levels go back to normal or sometimes drop and then we see an Alopecia patch after the birth of baby.

Traction alopecia

 

Traction alopecia

Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss caused by continuous pulling or tension on the hair. This pulling can result from certain hairstyles or practices that place stress on the hair follicles over an extended period. When the hair is repeatedly pulled tightly, it can lead to damage and inflammation of the hair follicles, eventually causing hair loss. Traction alopecia is often characterized by thinning or balding in areas where the hair is pulled tightly.

Androgenic alopecia

 

Androgenic alopecia

Androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness, is a hereditary condition characterized by gradual hair thinning and loss, typically along the top of the scalp. It is related to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which leads to the shrinking of hair follicles over time. Both men and women can be affected by androgenic alopecia, with a distinct pattern of hair loss associated with each gender.

Homeopathic medicine for alopecia can be very effective in treating different types of alopecia because homeopathy offers a holistic approach to addressing the underlying causes. Each type of alopecia requires a specific unique treatment plan based on individual symptoms, its primary cause, and the overall nature of the individual

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Homeopathic treatment for Alopecia

Understanding the various types of alopecia is very important for patients facing hair loss. While conventional treatments exist, exploring alternative approaches, such as homeopathic treatment, can offer a holistic and personalized solution. HomoeoCARE, recognized as a leading homeopathic clinic, stands out for its successful homeopathic treatments treating successfully all types of alopecia. Our expertise and commitment to personalized care make us a reliable choice for those seeking effective treatment for alopecia. With a focus on addressing the root causes of hair loss, HomoeoCARE exemplifies the potential of homeopathy in providing comprehensive and lasting solutions for individuals suffering from alopecia. If you are considering homeopathic treatment for alopecia, consulting with the best homeopathic doctors at HomoeoCARE could be a step towards restoring not just your hair but also your confidence and well-being.

 

 

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