About hair loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be a distressing problem. Hair loss can arise from multiple causes, some of which are symptoms of underlying medical conditions. Broadly, hair loss is divided into non-scarring causes and scarring (cicatricial) causes.

The treatment for hair loss differs depending on the cause, and not all hair loss is treatable or reversible.

Specific types of hair loss include:

The treatment for hair loss varies. The first step is usually lab studies to determine if there are underlying medical or hormonal contributions to hair loss. A scalp biopsy may be required as well.

Treatment may include correction of underlying medical or hormonal problems; medications such as minoxidil (Rogaine), propecia, or spironolactone; supplements such as Biotin; steroid injection; and platelet-rich plasma.

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