|Baldness may be described as the partial or complete absence of hair on the scalp. It is also referred to by the medical term alopecia or hair loss. This condition does not only affect the scalp and hair loss can occur on other body areas such as eyebrows, eyelashes or pubic region.
Normally, an individual loses approximately 50 to 100 hairs a day but sometimes a larger amount of hair is lost. Baldness affects both men and women. Since baldness has become the hottest new trend, nowadays men are no longer embarrassed to shave their hair and "go bald."
For women, on the other hand, coping with baldness can be a very traumatic experience often bringing about self-esteem issues, anxiety and depression.
This condition may affect any part of the body that is covered in hair including the scalp, eyebrows, beard or pubic area. There are various types of male or female pattern baldness associated with hair loss that are classified by cause. Some are permanent while other types are temporary.