Alopecia

Alanna Cardona

What It's Like to Lose Your Hair as a Young Woman

AA is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation causes hair loss that manifests as localized bald patches on the scalp. The cause is yet to be verified, but the Canadian Dermatology Association states that hair loss can be caused by stress, childbirth, diet or even underlying issues such as lupus or diabetes. In my specific case, my dermatologist could not provide me with anything conclusive, but she strongly suggested my AA was stress-induced.

Banish Baldness in 2014: Four Key Treatments

We've yet to discover a "cure" for baldness, that doesn't mean there aren't breakthrough treatments out there -- and 2014 could be a banner year for several important new hair loss treatments. If you're one of the 80 million American men and women who suffer from hair loss, here are four key treatments that could become more widely available to you in 2014.