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Alopecia is a medical condition that inhibits hair growth. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hair loss affects over 80 million people in the United States alone. There are various types of alopecia, each with its own set of origins, symptoms, and therapies. The following are the main kinds of alopecia:

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From Androgenetic to Traction Alopecia: A Comprehensive Guide to Alopecia Types

Androgenic Alopecia

The most prevalent form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which is genetically based. It affects both men and women and can result in male baldness. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, androgenetic alopecia affects approximately 30 million American women and 50 million American men. Medication, hair transplant surgery, and hairpieces are all possible treatments.

Areata Alopecia

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss in patches on the scalp, face, and other parts of the body. Stress, illness, or a family history of autoimmune diseases can all set it off. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, alopecia areata affects around 6.8 million people in the United States. Corticosteroids, topical immunotherapy, and hair transplant surgery are all options for treatment.

Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is hair loss induced by tugging or stress on the hair. It’s common in African American women with tight hairstyles like braids, weaves, or ponytails. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, up to 39% of African American women develop traction alopecia. Avoiding tight hairstyles and allowing the hair to rest between styles will help prevent it.

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Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a kind of hair loss caused by a large number of hair follicles entering the resting phase at the same time. Hormonal changes are the major reason behind it. Telogen effluvium is a prevalent cause of hair loss that affects 30-70% of scalp hair, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Hair loss is typically transitory, and hair will regrow if the underlying reason is addressed.

Alopecia Scarring Alopecia

Inflammation in the hair follicles causes scarring alopecia, which can destroy the hair follicles and lead to permanent hair loss. According to a study published in the International Journal of Trichology, scarring alopecia is a rare kind of hair loss that accounts for fewer than 3% of all hair loss cases.

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