The daily hair loss is common

Written by: Dra. Lola Bou Camps
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Alopecia is not the result of replacement hair has already fallen new hair. Every time you drop a hair follicle is a ready to grow new hair in place. If not, it leads to alopecia, although it would be more correct to speak of no hair out.


Types of alopecia

There are various types of alopecia depending on their origin, location, frequency, degree of impairment, age of onset and other diseases appeared simultaneously.

Alopecia is multifactorial. There is a physiological loss of the number of visible hair that appears as the years pass. We are born with an average of one hundred thousand eighty hair and a quarter in normal conditions left.

The type of alopecia which more patients come to the doctor is androgenic alopecia seborrheic, affecting a greater percentage of men, even very young. Although, especially also it affects women in menopause.

Another common type is alopecia areata, which can be partial or universal. It is alopecia was associated with nerves and stress. Today we know that there are immunological disorders involved in their appearance or systemic disease, either hormonal or metabolic.


Treatment of alopecia

Treatment of alopecia will depend on its origin, ie the underlying cause hair loss. Not the same treat hair loss that occurs at five months after having a child and is a frequent occurrence that androgenic alopecia areata or alopecia. It is very important that the diagnosis is made correctly, so that the specialist in dermatology can indicate the appropriate treatment in each case.

The sooner treatment is started, better results. For example, if we see that parents are bald or have a tendency to be and we are concerned, it is worth making preventive treatment early. Genetics is a factor and probably can suffer alteration hereditary hair cycle way.


female alopecia

Today, occurs more often a type of scarring alopecia of women, known as frontal fibrosing alopecia, in which there is a major setback line capillary implementation and forehead is getting wider. Often it begins with the loss of eyebrows. It is very apparent and very concerned about women who suffer.

However, alopecia affects mostly young males ages. In general, there is a hormonal influence, which according to experts is almost above the other causes that affect their appearance.


Alopecia: when to go to a specialist

Not always the hair falls be considered a symptom of alopecia. In fact, it is normal that every day can reach a hundred hairs fall. The hair has a cycle of birth, growth and decline that lasts about seven years, therefore, it is in a constant process of change. When this cycle is disturbed it is when the alopecia appears.

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Whenever an accelerated hair loss or loss of density thereof by the non - replacement by new follicles are found, indicating that there is a problem and should consult with the dermatologist.


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Lola Bou Camps

With over 30 years of experience, Dr.. Bou Camps is a landmark in Dermatology that has its own private practice. He is a member of various medical societies, among which the Spanish Academy of Dermatology (AEDV), where he also serves as treasurer. Throughout his career, he has combined his profession with teaching, being professor of dermatology at the University of Lleida for 5 years. Author of several publications, attended conferences on the specialty, both nationally and internationally.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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