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The information in the article has been merged into baldness. Therefore, this relic is no longer needed. Brisvegas 02:14, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Addition to External LinksEdit

I'd like to add a link to Alopecia World, a social networking site for people living with hair loss. Please check out the website to make sure whether this complies with Wikipedia's guidelines. WSchmied (talk) 12:25, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to add BeBold charity supporting alopecia sufferers

Neither of those links are appropriate for Wikipedia. Mark Shaw (talk) 15:51, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

That's correct; cause the wiki is only that dude right there. Entire thing. He decides. You been pwned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:06, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


I came here to check if hair ever regrows (I'm 19 and a lot of single hairs keep falling every day). The article doesn't address that. Can anyone add the info? -- (talk) 07:54, 14 January 2010 (UTC)


How do you pronounce this word? -- (talk) 00:37, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Can occur on the body?Edit

I think alopecia can refer to loss of hair from the body too?--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:42, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Explain this to me, pleaseEdit

Isnt Wikipedia supposed to use everyday word usage? Then why is this article given the Greek name instead of the common word "baldness"? Who in their right mind uses the word "Alopecia" on a daily basis? Ethelred Cyning (talk) 21:08, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I take it you didn't read the article before commenting. Baldness is a seperate article and isn't synonymous with alopecia. As for who uses the word, I'd advise a Google search. Cheers. ŞůṜīΣĻ¹98¹Speak 22:39, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Alopecia is the same as baldnessEdit

The hair loss is called "alopecia", when you lose hair, you become bald, because of that, this article should be merged with "Baldness", both terms are the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BOMBINI (talkcontribs) 23:08, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Depends in which type of alopecia you refer to. Many types of alopecia have demonstrated regression through treatment and natural cause. To the norm "baldness tends to suggest 'not coming back'and to those of thius educated in the subject 'androgenetic alopecia' and 'androgentic alopecia'. - so ensure you accuratley describe conditons before feeling the need to waste your time in suggesting wikipedia links my dear boy. Dr.Betterthanyou — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:37, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

  Agree Baldness does not suggest "not coming back", it suggests baldness. That is an implicit character assassination of a bland adjective. Alopecia is the medical description for "loss of hair", as is "Baldness". I agree with the merger. "Baldness" is a relic of the vernacular, and should redirect to "Alopecia", and "Male pattern baldness" to "Androgenic alopecia". Ramwithaxe talk 17:44, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
Support. Neither term carries automatic suggestions of permanence, and as a medical term I think alopecia is more appropriate than baldness. Ashleyleia (talk) 18:16, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Support. These terms are synonymous; alopecia would be more encyclopedia as a title. LT90001 (talk) 13:51, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Differences between alopecia and baldnessEdit

There are differences between alopecia and baldness. Alopecia means hair loss or hair thinning; it is an undergoing process. Baldness means lack of hair and is a result of alopecia. Baldness is a state of being rather than a process. Alopecia only applies to humans. Baldness applies to other primates. These topics discuss nouns with separate meanings and should not be merged. --Karen Farrell 15:55, 7 July 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Farrelldoc (talkcontribs)

But the two articles are clearly related. has anyone really searched baldness in apes? Better one good article than two half articles. Polyhomework (talk) 20:48, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

am new to editing and got a bollocking last time for erasing some guys purile rubbish about hidden memories etc but Later life[edit source | editbeta] Blessed Cecilia Caesarini, who was received by St. Dominic into his new order, in her old age described him as "...thin and of middle height. His face was handsome and somewhat fair. He had reddish hair and beard and beautiful eyes. ...His hands were long and fine and his voice pleasingly resonant. He never got bald, though he wore the full tonsure, which was mingled with a few grey hairs.[15]

what I try to illustrate is that there seems to be something of a species characteristic going on.

Male pattern baldness is mostly the result of a genetic event that causes dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone, to cause the hair follicles to shrivel. The hair produced is progressively smaller, until it is practically invisible (or may disappear completely). It has been speculated that this is an evolutionary event that signifies maturity and conveys greater authority on affected men.

My money is on the way society is structured and the tendency to raise individuals one above another by way of position in society Thetiesthatbind (talk) 11:00, 6 April 2014 (UTC) Thetiesthatbind (talk) 22:17, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate Cause?Edit

"Fungal infections (such as tinea capitis) [...] Scalp infection"

What is a Scalp Infection, if not a Fungal Infection? I feel an example or correction is needed AnnanFay (talk) 15:27, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Reverted revertEdit

Reverted latest revert. Don't understand why cite is "spam". Citation is to published review article by major figure in field in major journal. Note PMID, etc.. Tertiary source in medical literature is as high up wikipedia:reliable sources list as you can get. Certainly better than the assorted webpages, news articles, etc. that constitute most citations on this page. Belton1 (talk) 15:16, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Should AminoMar C section be removed?Edit

I edited this section quite a while ago to try to warn readers that the supporting research is questionable, but now that I've read WP:MEDRS (sorry I missed it the first time) I'm undecided if it might be better to just entirely delete it. Can anyone help me here? TheGoblin (talk) 14:47, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Proposed mergeEdit

I have proposed a merge from baldness to androgenic alopecia, with any remaining content merged into alopecia. Please comment here, on the talk page for Baldness. A concurrent discussion is underway on Wikiproject Medicine, [[:Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ayurvedic Medicine for hair regrowth|available here[Medicine for hair regrowth products]--]].

This merge seeks to reduce the duplication in content and improve the overall quality of Wikipedia. LT90001 (talk) 11:05, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Conflicting information with sister pageEdit

The page for Androgenic alopecia says that environmental causes are part of the causes of male pattern baldness, yet the Hair loss[[1]] page's section for male pattern baldness says that environmental factors do not have much influence. Which is true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seb0910 (talkcontribs) 04:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Regarding: "Micro-needing is a painless", is there any justification for the use of the word "painless"? The procedure might be "low" pain, but from everything I read, puncturing skin causes pain, in most people. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:41, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Should be merged here as IMO. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Support merge; even though there is a difference between an absence of hair, and a process which causes hair loss (as discussed above), the content of the two pages, and the two topics, overlaps to such an extent that they are best described on the same page. Klbrain (talk) 21:30, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
    Y Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 05:29, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 August 2016Edit

Spell psychological correctly in place of psyshological..

Tucotuco (talk) 09:39, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

@Tucotuco: The article does not appear to use "psyshological" anywhere. Can you be more specific? Deli nk (talk) 10:39, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  Not done all uses appear to be spelled correctly - Arjayay (talk) 12:32, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2016Edit

<Promotional material and promotional links removed>

  Not done: This is simply promotional material. Topher385 (talk) 15:47, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

<Promotional material removed>

Leviticus 13:40Edit

For males, in scripture, baldness means "clean." I don't know if it will come in handy for a section... so here is a note (for future revisions).Twillisjr (talk) 19:49, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 December 2017Edit (talk) 22:47, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sakura CarteletTalk 22:57, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2017Edit (talk) 16:07, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

  Declined. Empty request. Deli nk (talk) 16:18, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 January 2018Edit

Jaigogajihair (talk) 04:55, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
Note: The template code contains the code [[File:Http://|thumb]]
  Not done: @Jaigogajihair: Wikipedia is not for advertising or promotion. Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 06:24, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Causes section is missing key informationEdit

The Causes section does not describe how the wrt signaling pathway functionally relates to hair growth or hair loss and also omits how exactly androgens affect the pathway. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Clay Juicer (talkcontribs) 20:00, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Return to "Hair loss" page.