Hair loss is a condition which is clinically known as what is alopecia. There are different kinds of alopecia’s caused due to different reason but the term mostly refers to alopecia areata. This leads to bald patches in round or oval shape on scalp area. Other areas of the face that might be involved are eyebrows, eyelashes and beard. It is caused as a result of autoimmune reaction and can be treated by alopecia herbal product from Natural Herbs Clinic.
The alopecia cause is autoimmune reaction caused due to T lymphocytic triggered inflammatory reaction around the hair follicle and prevents hair growth.
Alopecia risk factors:
There are several risk factors associated with this disease. This includes family history, old age, psychological or physical stress, pregnancy, constant intense hair styling, poor nutritional habits, rapid weight loss, restrictive diet and other auto immune disorders. Some of the diseases with which it has strong association include Down syndrome, vitiligo, diabetes mellitus type 1, autoimmune thyroid disease, pernicious anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
symptoms of Alopecia:
Falling and re-growing hairs is normally the only symptom of alopecia. It initially appears as patches and may be peach colored. If whole scalp is affected it is known as alopecia totalis while if whole body is affected then it is called as alopecia universalis. 10% – 15% of those who are affected may have nail changes that is pitting in the nails.
Alopecia differential diagnosis:
Androgenic alopecia is a genetically determined kind of alopecia where defect is at the level of androgenic hormone. Telogen effluvim is the hair loss disease in which a shift in hair growth stage is seen. This can be caused due to many reasons such as surgery, nutritional deficiencies, stress and postpartum illness. Tinea capitis which is also known as ringworm of scalp can also cause alopecia. Some rare causes are telogen effluvium, anagen effluvium, alopecia neoplastica, traction alopecia and cicatricial alopecia.
Alopecia diagnosis is done to determine the causes of alopecia and plan the treatment accordingly. The tests which are most effective are scalp biopsy and blood tests.
There is no particular alopecia prevention but the appearance of disease can be delayed by maintaining proper diet and adapt measures to prevent stress.
A mild case of alopecia resumes itself without any treatment. If less than half scalp is affected chances of full recovery of hairs is high. The reoccurrence rate is high and alopecic areata may return. The loss of hair is much more intense if the onset is in childhood, if there is a family history, hair loss is from eyelash or eyebrow, nails changes are also present along or any other autoimmune disease is present.
Alopecia universalis or alopecia areata universalis is a medical situation connecting rapid loss of all hair, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes.
There is no particular alopecia treatment. Some times corticosteroids are used to combat the inflammatory reaction but it is mostly not permanent. Alopecia herbal product is a natural product which has a long term effect and prevents reoccurrence. The herbs used are totally natural and prevent any side effects.