“Alopecia” is the scientific term associated with hair loss and comes from Latin. The first step in fighting hair loss is to asquint yourself with the many terms associated with hair loss. Most people, however, get confused by the scientific jargons that accompany various sites offering information on hair loss and hair loss solutions. For this reason, here are all the types of “Alopecia” to help you understand the type of hair loss that you may be suffering from:

Alopecia Areata
An autoimmune disorder, which causes small, patchy circular bald patches to spawn around the scalp

Alopecia Totalis
Total loss of scalp hair, which is a progressive form of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Universalis
A severe progressive form of Alopecia areata that is defined by the loss of all hair on the whole body

Androgenetic Alopecia 
Is hormone induced hair loss. Androgens are a class of hormones that shape and control a human chrematistic. The human body produces an enzyme know as Type II alpha reductase which causes the testosterone, produced from androgen, to go through a chemical reaction that creates the DHT molecule. DHT binds easily to hair follicles, shrinking the follicles, resulting in a shorter hair life span and abnormal hair growth. The thinning and or balding process starts after.

Anagen effluvium
Drug induced hair loss from taking medications such as those from chemotherapy, excessive doses of vitamin A, and hypertension from medications that destroy hair follicles.

Telogen effluvium
Hair loss induced from an increase in the number of hair follicles entering the dead stage. The most common causes of Telogen effluvium leading to alopecia are:
– Physical stress: medical surgery, serious illness, rapid weight change, etc.
– Emotional stress: death in family, mental disorder, etc.
– Thyroid irregularity
– Hormonal changes: pregnancy, birth control pills, menopause, etc.
Normal hair growth can be reestablished by fighting or reversing the above causes!

Now that you are educated on the different types of hair loss, you can effectively determine which type of “Alopecia” you suffer from, so that you can actively take steps to prevent your condition from getting worse! Don’t let your “Alopecia” control your life, because Saini Herbal Scalp & Hair Conditioner® can help you reverse the problem!

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