Alopecia universalis is the archetypical hair loss condition. When most people think about hair loss, they’re imagining alopecia universalis.

The fear of hair loss is ingrained in everyone, not just men. Our identities are so inextricably linked with our hair, that it’s no surprise that a condition that causes hair loss as severe as alopecia universalis is feared as much as it is.

What Is Alopecia Universalis?

In recent years, the term alopecia has come to be synonymous with all forms of hair loss. In actual fact, there are many different types of alopecia, each of which has distinct causes and effects.

Alopecia universalis is total loss of hair on the body. Unlike variants such as alopecia totalis – which only involves the loss of the hair on the scalp – the reach of alopecia universalis extends to every hair on the human body.

Being diagnosed with alopecia universalis can be a traumatic and stressful time. Sufferers of alopecia universalis will typically feel emotions of:

  • Confusion, not being able to process the changes occurring to the body
  • Shame, feeling embarrassed by their loss of hair
  • Stress and anxiety, becoming worried by the potential effects of alopecia on their lives
  • Sadness caused by the recent loss of hair

What Causes Alopecia Universalis?

Another thing that makes alopecia universalis so frustrating is its causes.

Much like with alopecia totalis, it’s not currently known what exactly alopecia universalis. Many theories exist, the most prominent of which argues that alopecia universaslis is an aggressive autoimmune disorder.

Under this theory, alopecia universalis occurs when our immune systems make the mistake of considering our hair follicles to be foreign threats to the body – and starts attacking our hair follicles.

With alopecia universalis, this isn’t just isolated to head hair. It’s so aggressive that it targets every hair on our bodies.

Who Is At Risk?

Because of alopecia universalis’s indeterminate causes, it’s difficult to say exactly who’s most at risk of contracting the disorder. It’s equally hard to delineate the factors which predispose people to the condition.

Studies have shown that alopecia universalis has some degree of heredity. Additionally, people with pre-existing autoimmune conditions, such as diabetes or thyroid disease are more likely to contract the condition.

Negative emotions such as stress or anxiety are widely considered to be triggers for the condition. In other words, there is a chance that an otherwise normal person with no history of alopecia can develop the disorder as a result of negative emotional stressors.

Contrary to popular beliefs, you can achieve a full head of hair even with alopecia universalis using Advanced Hair Studio’s Strand-by-Strand® non surgical hair loss treatment program.

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Hair loss is most commonly associated with men. It is often seen as part of the ageing process, and most of us remember a time when either our grandfathers, fathers or even ourselves began losing hair. But what causes this hair loss?

Causes of Hair Loss in Men

  • Genes: Hair loss is strongly connected to genetics. The old myth always said that you get your hair from your mother’s side, but this has been thoroughly debunked. The causes of hair loss are polygenetic, which means they are tied to a range of hereditary factors, and while the gene does seem to be associated with the X chromosome on your mother’s side, this isn’t the only genes at play.
  • Hormones: Male pattern baldness, the most common form of male baldness, is tied to hormones. Testosterone is converted to DHT in the body, which reacts with organs including hair follicles. Hair follicles are sensitive to DHT, and the reaction causes the hair shafts to become thinner and shorter in males suffering this type of hair loss. The only follicles that are affected are the ones located on the scalp and hairline, which is why males experiencing this type of baldness keep the hair on the side and back of the head.
  • Stress
  • Medications: Chemotherapy, blood thinners, beta-blockers and blood pressure medication can cause temporary hair loss.
    Burns and trauma
  • Alopecia areata: In this condition, the immune system attacks the hair follicles and causes patches of follicles to stop producing hair.
  • Traction alopecia: This occurs when too much tension is placed on the hair by pulling the hair back into braids or a ponytail.
    Other forms of alopecia.
  • Medical conditions: Diabetes, anaemia, eating disorders, lupus, thyroid disease
  • Diet: Low-calorie and low-calorie diets can cause hair loss.

Male Hair Loss Treatments

There are many causes of hair loss, but no matter what causes the balding, you want it treated. Our methods have been designed by hair loss doctors and scientifically-tested and proven to help in growing and replacing hair.

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You can take advantage of any of these treatments. All you have to do is visit us for a free, no obligation Hair Check. We will diagnose your hair and scalp and suggest the best treatment for your needs.

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