Alopecia Areata Hair Loss Cause Symptom & Treatments: Alopecia hair loss is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss; it completes baldness, Nu Hair of TX guide how to get your hair back. This information is not a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of a health care provider and or examination and assessment of a patient’s specific and unique circumstances.
Alopecia Areata Disease
Learn What is alopecia areata?
Alopecia Areata is a progressive autoimmune skin disease. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation:
- Men, women, and even children experience this autoimmune condition.
- It affects more than 7 million Americans and approximately 2.1 percent of the world population.
- People of all ages and ethnic backgrounds are affected by Alopecia Areata baldness.
- Scientists believe that the cause is partially genetic.
Alopecia Areata Condition
Are you losing your hair?
- Commonly it begins as isolated patchy of hair loss, usually in one or more coin-sized patches.
- The hair shaft becomes smaller in size and hair regrowth cycle slows down. Result is no new hair growth and complete hair fall.
- But for some, there is a total hair loss on the head, face, and all body areas.
- This autoimmune disease is highly unpredictable. The hair may or may not grow back.
- With some patients, hair grows back but may fall out again later. For others, the hair regrows, and the alopecia areata condition never recurs.
Types of alopecia areata
- Alopecia areata: It is the most common form is, with coin-sized bald patches on the scalp or other areas of the body
- Alopecia Totalis: Extensive and total hair loss of the scalp
- Alopecia Universalis: Alopecia Universalis is a universal loss of all body hair, including eyelashes, eyebrows, and pubic hair.
Evaluation & Treatments
What causes alopecia areata?
- the body’s immune system attacks its healthy hair follicles but scientists don’t know the exact cause why alopecia disease occurs.
- It most often occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, or lupus.
- Alopecia areata and thyroid disease are frequently associated.
- Researchers debate if a specific unknown genes may contribute to the development of this condition.
- Scientists believe that the cause is partially genetic. However, both parents must contribute several specific genes for their child to develop.
- Environmental factors may also contribute to the condition.
Treatment of Alopecia Areata
- Oral and multiple injectable anti-inflammatory medications, like steroid hormone or Cortisone stimulate hair growth
- Corticosteroids injections or topical lotions
- Hair growth medications like Minoxidil
- Medical wigs & hairpieces
It takes about four weeks for new hair growth to become visible. Side effects of injections may be mild swelling, pigment change, or small indentations in the skin that go away. How to cope with your hair loss?
Living with hair loss
3 Easy Care & Protection Tips
- Protect yourself and use sunscreens for all exposed areas.
- Use sunglasses to protect the eyes from the excessive sun and dust if hair loss is evident on the eyebrows or eyelashes.
- Cosmetic alternatives, such as hair replacements, hairpieces, or wigs, can help cover and protect the scalp from the sun.
Living with hair loss can be challenging. Remember that you are not alone. Nu Hair of Texas offers the MEp90 laser treatments. Studies done with the MEp90 and approved by the FDA have been proven in clinical studies to promote measurable new hair growth for Androgenetic Alopecia. It may help in your case, especially if your hair starts growing out again.
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