Hair loss is a condition also known as alopecia and can affect the scalp or even the entire body. Although hair loss is most often associated with men, it can affect women and children as well. The London Dermatology Clinic sees a variety of different patients who are affected by hair loss and offers a range of treatment options for them.
Prevalence and Risk Factors
The prevalence of alopecia varies widely depending on different populations, genders and ages. It is most common in middle aged men who are suffering from male pattern baldness. There are a number of medical conditions that can cause baldness as well including thyroid problems, scalp infections and skin conditions that cause scarring such as lupus. Medications used to treat depression, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems and cancer can also increase a person’s risk of hair loss.