Baldness occurs when you are experiencing excessive hair loss (alopecia). This excessive hair loss can take place just on your scalp or on your entire body. Although baldness can affect anyone, it's more common among older men.
Extreme hair loss or baldness can happen quickly or gradually on your scalp or your whole body. Losing your hair at an excessive rate may be temporary or permanent, depending on what is causing it. Signs and symptoms that you may be balding or experiencing severe hair loss may include:
- Gradual thinning on the top of your head
- Circular or patchy bald spots
- Sudden loosening of hair
- Full-body hair loss
- Patches of scaling that spread over your scalp
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