Hair loss or baldness or alopecia is a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to general hair loss or male pattern baldness specifically. Causes: Alopecia irrespective of type is more common among people with other autoimmune conditions, such as: Thyroid disease conditions that affect your thyroid gland, such as an overactive thyroid(hyperthyroidism) Diabetes: a condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood Vitiligo : a condition that produces white patches on the skin Genetics: Some people may be genetically more vulnerable to alopecia areata. Scleroderma: a condition that affects the body's connective (supporting) tissues, resulting in hard, puffy and itchy skin Lichen planus: a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body Discoid lupus: a mild form of lupus that affects the skin, causing scaly marks and hair loss Folliculitis decalvans a rare form of alopecia that most commonly affects men, causing baldness and scarring of the affected areas Frontal fibrosing alopecia a type of alopecia that affects post-menopausal women where the hair follicles are damaged, and the hair falls out and is unable to grow back Other Causes: Hereditary i.e. male and female pattern type hormonal changes, such as those that take place when a woman is pregnant intense emotional stress intense physical stress, such as childbirth a short-term illness, such as a severe infection a long-term illness, such as cancer or liver disease changes in your diet, such as crash dieting Symptoms: Depending on the cause, hair loss can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, while others are permanent. Gradual thinning on top of head. Circular or patchy bald spots. Sudden loosening of hair. Full-body hair loss. Associated dandruff or flakes Loss of natural glow and texture of hair Diagnosis: Clinical presentation presents Hair loss but the underlying cause can be determined by clinical history, blood tests, skin biopsy, etc Homeopathy treatment: Hair loss is a sign and a symptom of underlying illness in the body. Dr Manus Homeopathy treatment aims to give the best treatment by stimulating the genetic code with the right Homeopathic remedies. Age and constitution plays a crucial role in the response criteria. Otherwise general health and well being of the patient is also restored.