Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss which is typically in patches of baldness. In Alopecia Areata treatment hair re-grows after several months.
There are different causes and reasons of alopecia. In India, it is estimated to affect about 20 in 10,000 people. It can occur at any age but most cases first develop in teenagers and children.
Many treatment for faster hair growth have been developed to fight against Alopecia Areata disorder. Condition is less serious if it develops at older age. Both males and females are equally affected.
These patches develop very often and at different places on your scalp. The scalp looks healthy but hair growth is minimal. The patterns are round in shape or size of a large coin. You can even
notice mild scaling, mild burning or redness in the bald patches.
When the patches are developed, you can predict how it will grow. It can be a serious scar or a normal one. Some patches are easily recovered and some are naturally covered too.
Within few months patches re-grow. If hair grows back it is not of usual hair colour you are having. It may look grey or white, with time it becomes same as your hair colour.
After one patch you can develop a second bald patch after few weeks. Sometimes you will even notice one patch is recovering and other one is developing.
Several bald patches merge into a larger bald area sometimes.
In worst conditions patches of beard, eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair are also affected. This is called Alopecia Universalis.
Some people lose all their scalp hair. It is known as Alopecia Totalis.
Nails are also pitted and ridged in some cases.
It is a hair-loss condition which affects the scalp and causes more patches one after the other.
For Alopecia Areata multiple treatments may be necessary, and none consistently works for all patients.
It is a autoimmune diseases which occurs when your immune system grts damage.
Many white blood cells gather around the hair root which causes hair patches and mid inflammation.
It is an acquired disease which can affect all hair bearing skin surrounded with non scaring hair loss. It is associated with internal or external medical problems. It is very rare before age of 3
and basically it is inherited from the ancestors.
Start in childhood
Starts affecting half your scalp
Eyelash and eyebrow loss
Family history of Alopecia Areata
Loss around scalp margin
Alopecia Areata not affect your general health. Different hair loss solutions show different effect and progress on Alopecia Areata. Treatment of Alopecia doesnt have side-effects and always promote sudden hair growth without any underlying cause of the condition.