What is Alopecia? Read more on alopecia and baldness

Many Indian patients wonder what alopecia is. Alopecia means the loss of hair from all or parts of the body, often the scalp. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss, affecting up to 70% of men and 40% of women in India and worldwide. It is an inherited genetic disorder, which means that androgenic alopecia cannot be prevented. Alopecia treatment options can vary, ranging from surgical hair restoration (including scalp flap surgery) to cosmetic measures to hide the hair loss.

Alopecia universalis is a rare condition that causes the loss of all hair from the head and body, including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder and can be permanent or temporary, although it is impossible to predict if or when the hair may regrow. There is no known treatment for this condition.

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