Baldness refers to a loss of hair, usually on
Baldness may be due to certain
serious diseases like acute fevers, myxodema (a syndrome cause
by hypothyroidism), syphilis, influenza, anaemia, and great anxiety or nervous shock. If premature baldness is hereditary
then not much can be done except delaying the falling of the
hair for some years through proper medication. Sometimes eczema,
psoriasis of the scalp leads to rapid baldness.
The administration of drugs indicated for
premature graying of hair should help in the cases of baldness
also, but recourse to medication has to be taken in the earlier
stage. If all the hair has fallen out and the follicles have
closed, nothing much can be done.