Medically, hair loss is also known as Alopecia or baldness. This mostly occurs on the scalp, although hair loss in other parts of the body can also be seen. Usually, the hair loss that most men go through on the head is known as male pattern balding. This hair thinning condition can be hereditary, or even caused due to stress, hormones and other skin conditions.
HOW IS BALDNESS DIAGNOSED?
A Dermatologist diagnoses the problem through medical history and physical examination. Examination of hair loss pattern and scalp is done. Some tests such as hair analysis and blood tests are also performed to check the underlying cause of baldness. Same process is available in homeopathy as well.
HOW IS BALDNESS TREATED?
Treatments include finasteride, dutasteride and minoxidil. Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines also have proven results in treating baldness. Hair transplantation is carried out to remove baldness.
DID YOU KNOW?
Male pattern baldness does not indicate a medical disorder, but it may affect self-esteem or cause anxiety. The hair loss is usually permanent. Baldness may affect women due to other disorders in the body.