Is alopecia the same thing as hair loss? Demetri January 06, 2018 20:57 Updated Follow Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, is the most common form of hair loss. You can learn more about hair loss here. Related articles When do men start losing their hair? What causes hair loss? Why do I have to submit a photo of my government-issued ID? Can I use my flexible spending or health savings accounts (FSA/HSA) for Keeps? Why isn't my camera working on keeps.com? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.