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Traction Alopecia is one form of Alopecia (slow and gradual hair loss) which is caused by external causes; it is neither a medical condition, nor is it something genetic. It is most common in African-American women; but it can be seen in any other adult or child.

Traction Alopecia is seen in people who either heavily braid their hair most of the time or in people who tug on their hair a lot or keep it covered with a hat, helmet or scarf. The reason behind this is that a constant pull, tension or rubbing against the skin where the hair grows can cause the hair follicle and the dermal papilla to become damaged resulting in hair thinning and gradual hair loss.

Experts suggest that traction alopecia does not cause general hair loss on the head, but if there is an existing hair loss problem then traction alopecia can aggravate it. Prolonged scalp condition of traction alopecia can also result in baldness from that spot. This condition then becomes irreversible; however if it is treated on time then the hair loss can end before causing baldness.

Traction Alopecia

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Good health is always important because it can help you to stay with your family and friends at all time and also help you to focus more on your life and work. Millions of people today want to make sure that they live healthy lifestyle but somewhere down the line they get used to with the fast and hectic life that takes toll of them and they eventually have health problems. Most people keep focusing on various diet plans and exercises that will keep them healthy but internally they can never achieve that because their organs are now performing well.


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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia refers to gradual hair loss, most commonly from the head and Alopecia Areata refers to hair loss which can very well result in baldness from one part of the head. It can be limited to the head but there have been patients who have lost their eyebrows or eyelashes due to this condition. Unlike Traction Alopecia, Alopecia Areata is a medical condition which is caused by factors from within the body.

Alopecia Areata is characterized by patchy baldness that can start anywhere on the head in small patches. The hair loss in this condition is always uneven and quick. It can affect people of all ages and it can even cause the hair to fall off from the eyebrows and eyelashes. Gradually when all the hair has fallen, this condition is then known as Alopecia totalis.

Allopecia Areata

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Calf Pain

Calf Pain – What it is

Calf pain is a condition that causes a discomforting feeling in the fleshy tissue that is present in the back portion of the lower leg region, that is, the part between the ankle and the knee. Since the calves contain tendons, nerves, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves, any kind of infection or injury in that portion of the body can be cause of severe pain.

Calf Pain – Symptoms

The kind of symptoms that accompany calf pain will be varied according to the underlying condition, disease or disorder. For instance, if there is an inflammation or an infection in the calf tissue, it can produce redness in the area along with calf pain. A muscle pull can cause calf pain which can accompany other symptoms like swelling caused due to the buildup of fluid. Some such symptoms that accompany conditions causing calf pain include

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