Alopecia Areata (AA) is a non-scarring, inflammatory, hair disease that can affect men,women and children.
The word “Alopecia” comes from Ancient Greek and roughly translates as “fox disease,” ( Hippocrates first used the term “fox disease,” ) on account of foxes changing their fur twice a year.The word “areata” means “occurring in patches or circumscribed areas.”
Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that occurs,
when our immune system attacks hair follicles by mistake,where hair growth begins.
The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent, so hair can re-grow if the inflammation of the follicles subsides.Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may affect.
Children and adults of any age may affected.
Women and Men affected in equal proportion
Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20. Alopecia areata is a skin disorder that causes hair loss, usually in patches, most often on the scalp.
Usually, the bald patches appear sudden and affect only a limited area. When alopecia areata results in patches of hair loss,the hair usually grows back in a few months with natural treatment,Although the new hair is usually the same color and texture as the rest of the hair, it sometimes is fine and white. The hair follicles are not destroyed permanent and Some times the problem can last for long duration and be more severe,causing total baldness (alopecia totalis) or total loss of body hair (alopecia universalis).
About more than 50/60% of patients recover from alopecia areata within 6 months to 1 year,but many will experience more than one episode.Around 10 percent of people will go on to develop alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis.
Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss, and is common known as spot baldness. It usually occurs on the scalp,
but can spread to other parts of the body that contain hair, including the eyebrows and other
Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs, when our immune system attacks hair follicles by mistake, where hair growth begins.The exact cause of alopecia areata isn’t known.
It most often occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune disorders eg. type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
It is big question that why the immune system attacks the follicles, even Experts do not know about this.
The condition occurs when white blood cells attack the cells in hair follicles,causing them to shrink and slow down hair production.
It is unknown what causes the body’s immune system to target hair follicles in this way.There is little scientific evidence that alopecia areata caused by stress
Large Coin-sized patches of hair begin to fall out, main from the scalp.The typical pattern is for one or more bald patches to appear on the scalp.
They develop quite quick.A relative, friend or hairdresser may be the first person to notice the bald spot or patches.Most of the time bald spot or patches, the scalp usually looks healthy and there is no scarring.
Some times, there is mild redness, scaling, burning or mild itchy feeling on the bald patches.
Patient may have dandruff also. Generalized thinning of hair referred as diffused Alopecia Areata over the scalp.
Sometime the bald spot or patches re-grow hair within a few months. If hair grows back, it may look grey or white for a while. The normal colour returns after few months.There may be the first bald patch is re-growing hair while a new bald patch is developing.
Sometimes one or more bald patches develop a few weeks after the first one. It can then appear as if small bald patches rotate around different areas of the scalp over time.
Sometimes several small bald patches develop and merge into a larger bald area.Patches may occur on body hair, beard, eyebrows or eyelashes the problem can last for long duration and be more severe,causing total baldness (alopecia totalis) or total loss of body hair (alopecia universalis).
About more than 50/60% of patients recover from alopecia areata within 6 months to 1 year,but many will experience more than one episode.
Around 10 percent of people will go on to develop
Alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis.
Alopecia areata is diagnosed through a medical history and scalp examination
Doctors are usually able to diagnose alopecia areata easy by examining symptoms. esp bald,rounded patches.
We at Dr Aditi’s Clinic provide homeopathic treatment for Alopecia Areata. Homeopathic treatment based on research studies. Our goal is to give best possible results to our each & every patients without any side effects.
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