Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes spot baldness in men, women and children. Hair loss is often the result of genetics, but other conditions can also play a role. Watch the video below for information about the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, another cause of hair loss. In the bodies of people with alopecia areata, the immune system views hair follicles as invaders and attacks them, causing the follicles to shrink and stop hair production. Alopecia areata sufferers experience hair loss in small round patches on the head. Presently, there are few treatments for this disease, but researchers are learning more about it every day by tracking genetic markers. But there is hope, and there are solutions to help people affected by alopecia areata to minimize the effects of the disease and lead full, active lives without being self-conscious or embarrassed about their baldness. Hair loss treatments depend greatly on the cause and degree of your hair loss. We encourage you to speak with a hair loss treatment specialist near you who will work personally with you to help you find the perfect hair loss replacement or hair restoration solution to meet your needs.
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