Alopecia Areata

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Overview

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata, also known as spot baldness, is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body.Often it results in a few bald spots on the scalp, each about the size of a coin.People are generally otherwise healthy.In a few, all the hair on the scalp or all body hair is lost and loss can be permanent

Symptoms and Signs

Typical first symptoms of alopecia areata are small bald patches. The underlying skin is unscarred and looks superficially normal. Although 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.Different areas of the skin may exhibit hair loss and regrowth at the same time. The disease may also go into remission for a time, or may be permanent. It is common in children.

The area of hair loss may tingle or be painful. The hair tends to fall out over a short period of time, with the loss commonly occurring more on one side of the scalp than the other.

Causes

Alopecia areata is believed to be an autoimmune disease resulting from a breach in the immune privilege of the hair follicles. Risk factors include a family history of the condition. Among identical twins if one is affected the other has about a 50% chance of also being affected. The underlying mechanism involves failure by the body to recognize its own cells with subsequent immune mediated destruction of the hair.

How homeopathy helps?

Excellent. Homeopathic medicines promote hair growth from hair follicles and replace the bald patch permanently.

Diet and Nutrition

  • Cutting down the caffeine intake.
  • Stop taking Alcohol, Aerated drinks, stimulants.
  • Meditate.
  • Avoid stress Include nuts and seeds in diet.
  • Plenty of water.
  • Take proper sleep.