Alopecia Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Alopecia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at


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How to Prevent Alopecia

There are no prevention guidelines for the most common type of hair loss, male-pattern baldness. However, the following tips may help you avoid other types of hair loss:

  • Do not pull your hair tightly into a ponytail, cornrows, or curlers.
  • Learn and practice stress-management techniques.
  • Obtain medical care for acute illnesses and to manage chronic conditions.
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.


Learn what Alopecia is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Alopecia Causes
What causes Alopecia? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Alopecia Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Alopecia? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Alopecia Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Alopecia Symptoms
What are the Alopecia symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Alopecia Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Alopecia
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Alopecia.
Alopecia Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Alopecia Prevention
How can you prevent Alopecia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Alopecia Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Alopecia treatment options are available?
Alopecia Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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