I have been told a thousand different reasons to why my alopecia started. I don't know what to believe anymore!! Can anyone tell me their story and what they believe?
Thanks for your great reply.......[):h:: ¬b`Alopecia Areta, also known as spot baldness, is an autoimmune disease in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp due to the body's failure to recognize its own body cells and subsequent destruction of its own tissue as if it were an invader. Often it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages. In 1 2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire scalp (alopecia totalis) or to the entire epidermis (alopecia universalis). Conditions resembling alopecia areata, and having a similar cause, occur also in animals. There are two types: scarring alopecia, where there is fibrosis, inflammation, and loss of hair follicles, and nonscarring alopecia, where the hair shafts are gone but the hair follicles are preserved, making this type of alopecia reversible.
How is it treated?
If you choose not to treat the condition and wait for your hair to grow back, you may wish to:
- Wear hairpieces. Hairpieces are made from human or synthetic hair that is implanted into a nylon netting. Hairpieces may be attached to the scalp with glue, metal clips, or tape. But hair weaving, which involves sewing or braiding pieces of longer hair into existing hair, is not recommended because it may cause permanent hair loss.[/*]
- Use certain hair care products and styling techniques. Hair care products or perms may make hair appear thicker. Dyes may be used to color the scalp. But continual use of perms or dyes may result in more hair loss.[/*]
- Hair Transplant Surgery. Hair transplant surgery is the permanent way to cure baldness & hair loss. Hair transplant surgery.