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Alopecia Areata and Why You Shouldn't Sweat About It

About


Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder that leads to hair fall and bald spots on the scalp, jaw and chin areas, or other parts of the body
Two out of every 100 people get Alopecia Areata at some point in their lives [1]


-Affects men, women, and children
-Hair may or may not grow back
-No specific cures are available


Have you ever noticed bald spots forming on your scalp or your beard disappearing quickly? That is Alopecia Areata. In rare cases, it results in hair loss in different parts of the body and sometimes hair doesn't even grow back. Causes of Alopecia Areata are linked to autoimmune disorders and genetics. Research says that there is lacking scientific evidence that shows a correlation between this condition and stress levels.

Symptoms
The most common symptom of Alopecia Areata is unpredictable hair loss which may span a period of few weeks or have sudden onsets.

People also experience
Burning sensation in the areas where hair is about to fall
White lines and pinpoint dents
Hair fall - on the scalp or all areas of the body
Nails - that are lackluster, rough, or thin and split

Treatment


Self-care: Self-care for this condition include wearing wigs, hats, and accessories to conceal your scalp. You may attend support groups in the beginning for learning how to cope with this condition until signs get better.


Medications: Topical immunotherapy and corticosteroids are prescribed to the patient for helping the hair regrow or prevent further hair loss. Immunosuppressants may also be used but these carry side effects in some cases.


Specialists: Alopecia Areata treatment helps the hair to regrow and not continue to fall in successful treatment cases. Our healthcare experts at Mfine will draft the best treatment plan for you after a thorough medical evaluation

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