Hair loss, usually in clumps or patches, characterized by bald spots in various areas of the body.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
The signs and symptoms include:
- Hair thinning and baldness which is the main sign
- Tingling or pain in the area of Hair loss
- Pruritus in the area affected
- Splitting and thinning of nails
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
An autoimmune disease whereby the immune system attacks healthy hair follicle leading to hair loss. The exact factors that trigger the autoimmune reactions are not known.
Risk factors include:
- Family history
Certain disease conditions such as
- Thyroid disorders
- Seasonal allergies
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