Alopecia Information and Resources
This web page is designed to provide information to those who are experiencing hair loss. It has sections which cover the most common types of hair loss but has a special focus on androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness.
This site is divided into four main sections:
- Hair Structure and Life Cycle
- Common Types of Hair Loss and Treatments
- Medical and Natural Treatments for Hair Loss
This section goes back to the basics to introduce you to the life cycle and structure if your hair. It describes the structure of the hair and hair follicle and outlines the growth and rest phases as the hair follicle cycles. Knowledge of how hair grows will assist in the understanding of different types of hair loss and why they occur.
This section gives details and information along with information of the medical treatments for the most common types of hair loss. Because there are many different types of hair loss this section is divided into 6 different groups.
(Sudden hair loss which occurs as a result of chemicals or radiation)
which is sudden or severe stress related hair loss which appears as thinning throughout the entire scalp
which usually results from an infection or inflammation of the hair follicle.
Other types of Alopecia
Looks at the few types of hair loss not discussed in other sections.
The section on hair loss treatments mainly outlines the major treatments for Androgenetic alopecia and this area is broken into 2 groups.
Medical Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia
Natural Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia
There is also a small section on Alopecia Areata treatments
Most hair loss treatments include references to studies that have been carried out on the various treatments.
The Glossary is designed to assist with unfamiliar words or terms which are commonly used.