All HAIR LOSS is Alopecia!
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Alopecia is Latin for Hair Loss and covers 26 variants:

PATTERNED – Affects both men and women, this is androgenic hair loss.
It’s the way you’re made. For men this means hereditary hair loss. For women it’s brought on by hormonal changes, including menopause.

REFLECTIVE – This is stress related hair loss.
Brought on by physiological stress, environmental stress or stress to the body such as anaemia, diabetes and thyroid issues, etc.

SYSTEMIC – This is hair loss brought on through ill health or medications prescribed for ill health.
Nutritional deficiency through child birth, operations or chronic illness.

TRAUMATIC – This is hair loss through shock and trauma.
This impact can be physical (car accident, child birth, etc) or emotional (bereavement, etc.).

TRACTION – This includes hairshaft disorders that affect the Affro-Carribean community, also “Trichltillomania” which is deliberate hair plucking.

PROCESSING – Hair damaged by actions such as perms, bleaching, over styling and straightening, and mistreatment.

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Certain forms of chemotherapy cause hair to stop growing and fall out suddenly. The course of action is to prepare yourself and then I can advise you about how to cope with the situation and help you through each of the steps until your hair returns.
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