When it comes to hair loss, this physical loss of hair is not age nor gender exclusive. It is quite rampant among women and also among men as well as children. This may be referred to as male pattern baldness.. The question still remains what is the connection between hair loss and Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is known as a type of hair loss when an individual immune system interferes/ attacks the hair follicles. This issue of Alopecia Areata is a particular physical change that defies medical explanation because of the inability of a medical practitioner to give an explanation regarding the reason for such attack by the immune system to the hair follicles. According to medical research and statistics, this condition is more predominant in people within the age of 20 and below, though this condition also affect children at an early age. This condition can also affect both men and women and children. About 10% of people are affected in the United States with the onset usually in childhood with both males and females have the condition in equal numbers.
Common types of hair loss include male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, and a thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium. The cause of male-pattern hair loss is a combination of genetics and male hormones, while the cause of female pattern hair loss is still unclear. The cause of alopecia areata is autoimmune, and the cause of telogen effluvium is typically a physically or psychologically stressful event. Telogen effluvium is very common following pregnancy. The condition does not affect a person’s life expectancy as against popular myth concerning this hair loss condition.
Alopecia Areata is a hair loss that is regarded as autoimmune disease which usually arises as a result of certain factors such as;
- Family history of the condition (that is, this condition can be genetically linked)
- Failure by the body to recognize its own cells with the subsequent immune mediated destruction of the hair follicle.
- It can occur as a result of psychological stress
- Are prone to allergies(atopy).
- Have extensive hair loss.
- Have abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernailsor toenails.
When it comes to the treatment of the various hair loss which may simply involve accepting the condition. While cases such as Alopecia Areata might not have a final cure, an intervention that can be tried include the medications minoxidil or finasteride, and hair transplant surgery. Alopecia areata may be treated by steroid injections in the affected area, but these need to be frequently repeated to be effective. Some of the major symptoms of alopecia areata are usually small bald patches. Most of the times, the underlying skin is unscarred and looks superficially normal. These patches can take many shapes, they are usually round or oval. Alopecia areata most often affects the scalp and beard but may occur on any part of the body with hair. When it comes to handling hair loss and hair care related issues within Orlando in the USA, Shallamars Hair Solutions offers hair treatment services and products aimed at providing hair solutions to individuals being affected by such conditions. With over 22 years of experience, we understand that the health of your hair comes first when considering any type of treatments for the treatment and maintenance of your hair.
Shallamar’s hair solutions provide various hair enhancement solutions to avoid an individual having to walk around bald or with bald spots or thinning hair. They offer complimentary consultation to each individual for a customized result. Shallamar’s offer hair loss solutions to men, women and children that are all non.surgical.
Hair loss is now affecting more and more individual but there is hope in finding affordable solutions.