Alopecia areata (loss of hair in patches) is a condition affecting humans, in
which hair is lost from areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it
causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes
called spot baldness. In 1%–2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire
scalp (Alopecia totalis) or to the entire epidermis (Alopecia universalis).
Alopecia areata is not contagious.It occurs more frequently in people who have
affected family members, suggesting that heredity may be a factor.
In addition, it is slightly more likely to occur in people who have relatives
with autoimmune diseases.
The condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks
its own hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth. There is evidence
that T cell lymphocytes cluster around these follicles, causing inflammation and
subsequent hair loss. An unknown environmental trigger such as emotional stress
or a pathogen is thought to combine with hereditary factors to cause the
First symptoms are small, soft, bald patches which can
take just about any shape but are most usually round. It most often affects the
scalp and beard but may occur on any hair-bearing part of the body.There may be
different skin areas with hair loss and regrowth in the same body at the same
time. It may also go into remission for a time, or permanently. 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.
with homeopathic treatment we can not only cure the patches of alopecia
but can prevent recurrence of the problem too.
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