Alopecia is a common form of hair loss seen in men, women and children. It can range from mild cases where only patches of hair on the head fall out, to extreme cases of total hair loss across the whole body.
In every case of alopecia, however, there is a shared sense of falling self-confidence. Combatting the hair loss characteristic of this condition can be done in a variety of ways, but – what causes this condition, and how is it different from the usual hair thinning?
The most common form of alopecia is caused by an auto-immune disease, such as thyroid. The weakening of this system causes hair loss throughout the whole body, including the scalp, face and body. In some extreme cases, this can cause complete hair loss including eyebrows and eyelashes.
This condition causes the immune system to attack the hair follicles, which causes the hair to fall out. This balding usually happens in round patches in the mildest form of alopecia.
Alopecia is thought to be brought on by genetic predisposition or environmental triggers. In some cases, episodes of extreme stress or anxiety can also trigger the condition. While it cannot be outright cured, this condition can be effectively managed so that patients can live their life with confidence.
It’s important to note that alopecia is not contagious, and extreme cases of total hair loss only happens in a small percentage of people.
Alopecia and hair loss can also be brought on by some skin conditions, such as allergies, dermatitis and eczema. This is different from alopecia caused by auto-immune conditions as the underlying trigger is a skin irritation that’s blocking hair growth.
In many cases, hair loss in this form can be reversed and the hair can be regrown after a consultation with an experienced hair loss specialist.
Contact Meraki Hair Loss for natural hair loss solutions for alopecia
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