What Is Alopecia Areata

Definition Of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss kind of spot baldness,Alopecia areata can affect any part of the body, although usually the patches occur on the scalp,& hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. Common in younger people even children and adults of any age & can affected to men & women both & Alopecia areata usually begins when clumps of hair fall out,  round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body,it results in a few bald spots on the scalp.

Monolocularis Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata monolocularis describes baldness in only one spot.

Diffuse Alopecia Areata

which case the condition is called diffuse alopecia areata. It may occur anywhere on the head.

Multilocularis Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata multilocularis means multiple areas of hair loss.

Ophiasis Alopecia Areata

Ophiasis means to hair loss in the shape of a wave at the circumference of the head.

Barbae Alopecia Areata

The disease may be limited only to the beard, in which case it is called alopecia areata barbae.

Female-Pattern baldness

Baldness can also affect women. Scientists are unclear about whether female-pattern baldness is hereditary and what the causes are, but it seems to be more likely to affect post-menopausal women, possibly as a result of hormonal changes.

Male-Pattern baldness

This is the most common form of alopecia and it affects around 50% of men by time they reach the age of 50. Also called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, this form of baldness is hereditary and thought to be associated with having an excess of a certain hormone,WL – WebLinks Directory which has an effect on hair follicles. In male-pattern baldness, the hairline typically recedes and the hair becomes thin.