What Is Alopecia Areata?
- Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in small, random patches. The hair loss usually affects the scalp, but it can also occur in other areas of the body.
- The exact cause of alopecia areata isn’t known. However, it most often occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune disorders, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Although there’s no cure for alopecia areata, treatment can help the hair grow back more quickly and may prevent future hair loss.
What Are the Symptoms of Alopecia Areata?
- alopecia totalis, which is the loss of all hair on the scalp
- alopecia universalis, which is the loss of all hair on the entire body
What Causes of Alopecia Areata?
How Is Alopecia Areata Diagnosed?
- C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- iron levels
- antinuclear antibody test thyroid hormones
- free and total testosterone
- follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone
What Treatment for Alopecia Areata?
Natural Herbal Medical Treatment
Natural Herbal Remedies Therapies
- herbal supplements
- applying sunscreen to protect exposed areas from sunburns
- wearing sunglasses to shield the eyes from sun and dust if the eyelashes have fallen out
- wearing a wig, hat, or scarf to protect the scalp