Alopecia Awareness Month is a great time to educate people about Alopecia. Many people don’t know a lot about it but being informed can make it easier for someone suffering from it to know what alopecia treatments are available to them and that they are not alone when it comes to having the condition. Learn more about Alopecia in the guide that follows.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a medical condition that causes someone to lose hair in patches. It can happen to men and women and can cause hair loss over the scalp, in patches over the body or all over the entire body. It is not a condition that can be contracted from one person to another. Your immune system attacks your hair follicles at the roots and causes the hair to fall out suddenly.
What Are Signs of Alopecia?
The main sign of Alopecia is sudden patches of hair loss. People with thick or long hair may not notice bare spots on their scalp at first because other hair covers the spots. If you notice that your hair starts to fall out in greater amounts when you shower or brush it, check your scalp closely to see if you notice any thinning areas.
Treatment Options for Alopecia
In order to get treatment for Alopecia, you need to go to see a dermatologist. They will look closely at your skin and determine if you are suffering from Alopecia. If you do have Alopecia, there are medications that can be prescribed to be minimize future hair loss and possibly promotes hair growth in areas where hair has already been lost.
It’s important to have Alopecia treated as quickly as possible for the best results. The sooner your immune system can be suppressed, the better you’ll be able to minimize the amount of hair that you lose. If you have bare patches that have been in place for years, it can be difficult to promote hair regrowth. Treating the condition as soon as it starts to become apparent betters your chances of reducing the amount of hair you actually end up losing.
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