Understanding Physiologic AlopeciaHome / / Understanding Physiologic Alopecia
The condition known as Physiologic Alopecia is the medical term for sudden hair loss. This type of loss can be seen in babies just after they are born. Whilst still in the womb babies are covered in hair, most of which is lost just before the birth and only the hair on the head remains. This is usually dark and is lost within a few weeks of being born after which the baby will grow their natural hair. Physiologic Alopecia is the result of normal hair loss, rather than loss caused by illness, medication or stress, and can be witnessed in women during pregnancy and in teenage children too. The sudden loss of the hair is due to the body undergoing a natural transition or phase and is usually followed by natural and spontaneous hair growth of another kind. The temporary nature of sudden hair loss is therefore not treated with invasive hair replacement solutions.