What is the difference
between hair loss and balding?
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a term used for progressive
hair thinning and alopecia areata, which is spot baldness or loss of
hair from certain areas of the scalp, also known as patchy baldness,
Baldness also known as androgenic alopecia, on the other hand, is a
condition wherein a person loses hair on scalp in a typical sequence
and pattern. There is male pattern baldness as well as female
pattern baldness. Hair loss usually starts at the temples and/or on
the crown of the head. Thinning of hair over a number of years may
lead to total baldness.
Do men bald more than women?
Badness affects both men and women, though it is much more
prevalent in men. By the age of 25, 25percent of men have lost some
of their hair. The reason behind this could be attributed to a
chemical called Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which builds up around
the hair follicle and eventually kills both the follicle and the
While women dont necessarily lose all of their hair like men,
they often get thinning hair. It could be due to hormonal
imbalances, but can also be a result of pregnancy, lack of nutrients
in the body, or even certain birth control and hormone medications.
What are the main causes of baldness?
There are many causes for baldness- alopecia areata, syphilis,
traction alopecia, seborrhoeic dermatitis, post febrile condition,
debility and emaciation, during lactation , endocrine disorders,
stress and stress and strains, certain drugs like hydration, etc,
hereditary factors, injury burns, leprosy and X-rays burns, etc.