Most people believe that only old people should worry about hair loss. However there are cases where teenagers also loose their hair. There is usually an underlying medical condition when this happens. It could also mean that they are not eating right. For people who are concerned about their appearance, hair loss can be a stressful ordeal. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia.
The problem of hair loss is usually linked to men but it can also happen to children and women. There are different types of hair loss disorders some of which may lead to permanent hair loss while others may be temporary. The first type of hair loss disorder is alopecia where the body produces antibodies against the formation of hair. It is usually a temporary state and hair grows back on its own once the underlying problem has been solved. The second type is telogen effluvium. This type also causes temporary hair loss and is usually as a result illness, stress or some other reasons. In this disorder, the hair enters a phase where it stops growing and hair loss can be seen. Tinea capitis is the third type of hair loss disorder. This type of hair loss disorder is usually due to a fungal infection and hair usually grows back once the fungal infection is treated.
The condition where by people pull out their hair more so children is known as trichotillomania; which is the fourth kind of hair loss disorder. Hereditary balding is whereby men or women loose their hair completely or in spots.