Alopecia Areata is a condition in which hair loss occurs in small circular areas on the scalp. However, these patches may connect and become visible. When the immune system attacks the hair follicles, the condition develops, resulting in hair loss. Sudden hair loss can occur on the scalp, brows, eyelashes, and face, as well as other parts of the body. It can also develop slowly and reoccur after years of inactivity.
The condition, known as alopecia areata, can cause total hair loss and prevent hair from growing back. When the hair grows back, it is possible that it will fall out again. The extent of hair loss and regrowth varies by individual. There are treatments that can help hair grow back faster and prevent future hair loss, as well as unique ways to conceal hair loss. There are also resources available to help people cope with stress caused by hair loss.
Hair loss is the most common symptom of alopecia areata. Hair falls out in small patches on the scalp most of the time. These patches are frequently a few centimeters in size or less. Other parts of the face, such as the brows, eyelashes, and beard, as well as other parts of the body, may experience hair loss. Some people only lose hair in a few areas. Others falter in a variety of areas.
You may notice clumps of hair on your pillow or in the shower at first. Someone may bring the spots to your attention if they are on the back of your head. Other medical conditions, on the other hand, can cause hair to fall out in a similar pattern. Alopecia areata is not diagnosed solely on the basis of hair loss. Many people going through hair loss prefer hair restoration techniques, as the success rate of hair transplant is high.
Some people may experience more extensive hair loss in rare cases. Alopecia totalis is the complete loss of hair on the scalp. Alopecia universalis is characterized by the loss of all hair on the entire body. Doctors may avoid using the terms "totalis" and "universalis" because some patients may experience a combination of the two. It is possible to lose all of the hair on the arms, legs, and scalp, but not on the chest. Hair can regrow at any time and then fall out again. The extent of hair loss and regrowth varies greatly between individuals.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder. When the immune system misidentifies healthy cells as foreign substances, an autoimmune condition develops. Normally, your immune system protects your body from foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. However, if you have alopecia areata, your immune system incorrectly attacks your hair follicles. Hair follicles are the structures that hairs grow from. The follicles shrink and stop producing hair, resulting in hair loss. The exact cause of this condition is unknown to researchers.
It is more common in people with a family history of other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. This is why some scientists believe genetics may play a role in the development of alopecia areata. They also believe that certain environmental factors are required to cause alopecia areata in people who are genetically predisposed to it. Through our website, you can learn the hair transplant prices and book a hair transplant consultation.
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