Hair Loss Awareness: Alopecia Areata

There is a new type of hair loss that is becoming more prominent in recent years: Alopecia areata. Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes hair loss Alopecia Areata causes the affected hair follicles to slow down hair production drastically. Alopecia Areata usually presents itself in many different ways but usually forms from one or two round patches on the scalp. 6.5 million people in the United States are affected by Alopecia Areata Alopecia Areata may be temporary. However, Alopecia Areata may also spread and affect hair on the entire scalp (Alopecia Totalis) and even the entire body (Alopecia Universalis). No matter how widespread the hair loss is, the hair follicles remain alive and there is still possibility of hair growth.

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