Q1. What causes Diffuse unpatterned Alopecia?
The most common causes of Diffuse unpatterned Alopecia are genetic factors, stress, and anxiety caused due to work and other pressures, poor nutrition that interferes with hair growth for men and slows down the absorption of nutrients by hair follicles, diseases such as anaemia and liver failure, and lastly exerting too much tension on hair follicles such as using hair tightening accessories. Try to manage these conditions to avoid bald spots and hair balding. Associated findings such as autoimmune deficiencies, Iron deficiency, and thyroid issues also cause hair loss.
Q2. What are the symptoms of Diffuse unpatterned Alopecia?
The symptoms of Alopecia in and men include: Rampant thinning of hair throughout the scalp and frontal hair loss, miniaturization or shortening or hair strands.
Q3. What is the difference between Diffuse unpatterned Alopecia and Diffuse patterned Alopecia?
Diffuse unpatterned Alopecia, also known as DUPA, follows a sporadic hair loss pattern. Hair loss in men is not just restricted to the front and crown as in the case of diffuse patterned Alopecia but also occurs on the back and sides of the scalp. Diffuse patterned Alopecia, on the other hand, affects only the front of the scalp. You will experience hair loss starting from the front above the forehead all the way to the crown of the head, but it stops there.
Q4. Can diffuse Alopecia be treated?
Diffuse Alopecia (patterned or unpatterned) may not be fully treatable but can be managed to a large extent. Medications can significantly hamper the process of further hair loss in men and in the case of patterned Alopecia, hair transplantation is also an option.
Q5. How do you prevent Alopecia from getting worse?
Use a wide-toothed comb and a soft brush to comb your hair. Avoid unnecessary hair accessories such as hairbands and products like hair gels. Nutrition plays a very important role in hair growth, so make sure you eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins, protein, and minerals. Try to minimize stress and seek counselling and stress management assistance if required. All this will help Alopecia from getting much worse.
Q6. How do I book an appointment with a dermatologist?
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Q7. Is my information secure on the Mfine app?
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