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.
My Doctor says I have Alopecia It wasn’t until recently that I learned the word alopecia means “hair loss.” It was after complaining to my doctor about the clumps of hair that were falling out, and the bald patches developing around my ear. She diagnosed my condition as Alopecia Areata. I was told that Alopecia is a common form of hair loss for women over 50, and that there really isn’t anything to get worried about. I couldn’t help being worried and upset, my hair has always been one of my finest features, I want to keep it. I dove into doing research on Alopecia. I found that there is a lot of information out there on all types of alopecia and how it affects men, women and also children. There are various remedies that are used. Most importantly, I found a hair loss replacement center that recommended the best possible way to manage my type of alopecia. Alopecia Alopecia Areata affects about 5 million people in the United States, that includes both female and males alike. It’s an autoimmune disease where the bodies own immune system attacks the hair follicles in the scalp which causes them to fall out. It is not uncommon to also have a tingling sensation in the balding areas of your scalp. A person’s genetic makeup, stress, an illness that can bring on the hormone fluctuation levels and be factors that cause alopecia. The result can be a single bald patch, or patches of tremendous hair loss. On occasion [...]