This is a hair loss condition which is caused by a fault in the immune system of the body. It can be associated with stress. The symptoms are a sudden increase in hair fall associated with patches of baldness. Although this disorder is alarming it rarely spreads to total hair loss and treatment for this condition can be effective. In clinic treatment would include ultra-violet and infra-red therapy combined with the use of stimulating creams and lotions. A holistic assessment is made rather than just treating the symptoms so recommendations for herbal and/or homeopathic therapy are invariably instituted. When the hair grows back it is usually white initially but the natural Colour usually returns within a short period of time.