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Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding Hair Loss)

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What Is Diffuse Alopecia?

Diffuse alopecia is characterized by abnormal hair loss or baldness.

Hair loss usually develops gradually and may be patchy or all over (diffuse). The average scalp contains about 100,000 hairs. Roughly 100 hairs are shed from the head every day.

Diffuse baldness not related to male pattern or heredity can be related to aging, nutritional deficiencies, some froms of dermatitis, radiation, endocrine disorders, especially thyroid hormone imbalance and diabetes, and undue stress.

Q: Can sudden stress cause hair loss?

A: A sudden physical or emotional stress may cause one-half to three-quarters of the hair throughout the scalp to shed. Other causes that need to be evaluated include use of common medications such as birth control pills, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatory pain drugs, and continued exposure to environmental chemicals such cleaning products.

What Is Diffuse Alopecia In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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