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What is Alopecia Areata? How it is Treated?

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Summary: The following article is all about a hair fall disease known as Alopecia Areata. It tells what it is, important facts about it and how it is treated.

Have you noticed your hair coming out in patches? You fear deficiency of certain important minerals or vitamins and began apprehensive about yours turning bald soon. Worry not! This is a disease and it is treatable.

This disease of hair loss where hair begins to come out in patches is an autoimmune disease. It means that your own immune or autoimmune is attacking your body. In this disease, your own body began to attack your own hair follicle. Your own genetic make-up and a number of other factors are responsible for triggering hair loss. Before discussing how this can be treated, let us first know what it is.

What is Alopecia Areata?

In this disease, hair begins to come out in the small patches that often go unnoticed. When these patches connect together and grow bigger than they become noticeable prominently. The disease develops when your immune system attacks your hair follicles as a result of which you begin to lose hair. The good news is that it is treatable and this particular form of hair loss affects the scalp and it can affect any hair-bearing skin.

For most of the patients, this condition gets resolved without treatment in a year but sometimes this hair loss is permanent.

Some Key Points About The Disease:

Given here are a few key points of the disease:

·         This hair fall disease is hereditary and one in five people with this disease have a family member experiencing this condition.

·         This condition often develops all of sudden over the course of just some days.

·         There is no scientific evidence to prove that alopecia areata is triggered by stress.

·         There are some people with only have a few patches of the hair loss. This is spontaneous and full recovery can be done without any treatment.

Treatment of the Disease:

Some people are of the view that there is no current treatment for this disease. Though some forms of the treatment are often suggested by the doctors that can help your hair regrow quickly. One of the most common forms is the use of corticosteroids. This is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug which is able to suppress the immune system. These are administered with the help of local injections or as a topical ointment or they can be taken orally also. There are certain medications prescribed for the hair growth or they may affect the immune system also. Some patients can make use of photochemotherapy. It is an alternative for the patients that cannot use invasive therapies. 

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