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Hair Loss

Alopecia (/ ˌæləˈpiːʃə/, from Timeless Greek ἀλώπηξ, alōpēx, suggesting “fox”) indicates loss of hair from the head or body. Alopecia can suggest baldness, a term generally booked for pattern alopecia or androgenic alopecia. Uncontrollable pulling of hair (trichotillomania) can also induce loss of hair. Hairstyling routines such as tight ponytails or braids might trigger grip alopecia. Both hair relaxer solutions, and warm hair irons can additionally cause loss of hair. In many cases, alopecia is due to underlying medical conditions, such as iron deficiency.