Alopecia has a solution

Written by: Dr. Santiago Bassas Bresca
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Alopecia is the hair loss on the scalp, but may also occur in eyebrows, eyelashes or body hair. The causes of alopecia can occur are multiple.

Androgenetic is the most common concern and a greater number of people because there is a genetic influence primarily. There are many other factors, such as the deficits of vitamins, calcium, amino acids and many minerals or. Other hormonal factors also influence such as thyroid dysfunction or male sex hormones, infections, stress, psychological factors, and a lot more causes.


Symptoms and treatment of alopecia

The main presenting symptom is decreased alopecia or hair loss. There diffuse alopecia following a pattern, other plates, (like alopecia areata ), on the front line ( frontal fibrosing alopecia ) and other moth-eaten ( syphilis) or plumes.

Turning back the alopecia, although depending on the type, the causative factors, genetic or autoimmune factor, determines a different body responses to treatment. The best of them varies greatly according to the etiology of alopecia. In men, minoxidil, finasteride or dutasteride are the best treatments in postmenopausal women, complex Vitaminics or 11 alpha hydroxyprogesterone topical among others.

This treatment must not always be lifelong. In the case of androgenetic alopecia, especially if it is in an advanced stage, treatment is usually very prolonged to maintain the result if the hair has recovered.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Santiago Bassas Bresca

Dr. Bassas is a renowned specialist in Dermatology. He has more than 30 years of experience and his own clinic in Barcelona. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of alopecia and hair disorders. Throughout his career he has held positions of responsibility such as Head of the Dermatology Unit at the Red Cross Hospital in L'Hospitalet and the Children's Hospital of Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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