Types of hair loss
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a common disorder amongst men and women pertaining to a dysfunction in the usual hair cycle. This can occur on any surface of the body that grows hair however this condition is usually experienced on the scalp.
Medical treatments are the cause of this type of hair loss, shutting down hair follicle production all over the body. The most well-known medical treatment that almost always causes hair loss is chemotherapy. Hair loss is very likely to resolve itself once treatment is completed.
Alopecia areata is an auto-immune condition caused by factors relatively unknown. The immune system attacks its own host tissue, thereby damaging the hair follicles and preventing future hair production. It is thought to be caused by significant stress and may be genetically inherited.