It is known today that anticancer drugs cause hair loss. Although patients are briefed on this by the doctors treating their condition, it nevertheless remains a source of psychological stress. Therefore, proper psychological treatment and stress reduction also forms a part of treatment. Following the conclusion of anticancer drug treatment, hair regrowth treatment is begun in earnest.
Endocrine disorders like menstrual disorders and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss. The underlying causes are often unclear; first treating the main disorder and restoring hormone balance will ensure better improvements in the condition of hair loss.
Trichotillomania is where an individual intentionally pulls out their own hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. This manifests itself as a form of frustration in early childhood when people are unable to express their emotions otherwise. In adults, it occurs with comorbidity with serious psychiatric ailments. While this condition can be cured of its own, it is essential to understand the psychological profile of the person and address those underlying issues.
Metabolic and nutritional disorders affect the hair due to a lack of the necessary nutrients needed to promote growth of the hair structure and give it flexibility. These conditions often lead to hair loss.
Systemic lupus erythematosus can cause FAGA; in this case, the underlying lupus must first be treated.
Alopecia associated with infection can be related to the Tricophyton fungus, a form of mold that causes ringworm; inflammation of the hair follicle or papillary dermatitis from bacteria; and chronic pyoderma, among others. Treatment involves using medication to which these conditions are sensitive.