This type of baldness can occur in women too, but to a lesser extent and women do not go completely bald. There could be other causes of baldness such as deficiency of proteins and vitamins over a long period of time. Other causes could be diseases such as like syphilis, lupus, lymphoma, leukaemia can give rise to baldness. It also can happen due to certain treatments of cancer such as chemotherapy which gives rise to severe hair loss.
Baldness causes a lot of agony and embarrassment for young people and also restricts the social life. The baldness that results from deficiencies can be prevented by eating a well balanced diet that is full of vitamins and proteins. Other types of baldness that are a result of hormone imbalance can also be treated by various drugs. However, a good trichologist should be able to identify the real reason behind the hair loss and also in some cases treat it.