Hair loss can be a worrying and distressing symptom for many people.
There are different types of hair loss and the commonest form is male-pattern hair loss which affects half of men by the age of 50. It follow the usually pattern of a receding hairline and thinning of hair on top. It is also possible for women to suffer with a female pattern hair loss but this is usually just a general thinning of hair on top.
There are treatments that area available for this type of hair loss but as it is usually to alleviate cosmetic concerns they are only available privately.
Alopecia is another cause of hair loss and there are several different forms of alopecia - alopecia areata and scarring alopecia.
Alopecia areata tends to cause patches of baldness and usually affects younger people. The normal pattern of this condition is for the hair to grow back after a few months although some people do go on to develop more hair loss. Application of a steroid can be of help in treating some cases of alopecia.
Scarring alopecia is usually related to another underlying problem which can damage the hair follicles and if this happens the hair will not grow back.
In cases where the hair will not grow back and there are no treatment to encourage this there are other cosmetic options available to managing hair loss if the symptoms are causing distress.See a doctor about hair loss