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Alopecia Areata

When you talk about alopecia areata you are touching on a subject that interests many people, especially men. Let’s see, then, what it is about and what must be done to solve the problem. We will try to give valid answers to what are the most common questions that are asked to all experts in the field, so as to deepen the issue and make them understand something more of this problem.

Alopecia is one of the specific terms that indicate hair loss. It is important to emphasize that there is not only one type of alopecia and that hair loss can be both sporadic and total. Among the many types, we are going to analyze closely the alopecia areata so that we can find out what it is and how it can be treated.

This type of alopecia is very interesting and, above all, it is useful to analyze it all because it affects many people.


How to recognize alopecia areata

The first thing to point out is that in this specific case the hair loss is mottled and the latter very often have a circular shape. This already shows that it is something extremely unsightly, as well as a problem that must be solved at the root and in the shortest possible time. The patches, usually, are not uniform and, therefore, there are always areas more exposed than others. These are the distinctive signs of this type of alopecia that, as said, mostly affects men.

All this happens because the hair follicles are affected by an autoimmune disease and are, therefore, attacked by the same immune system that does not work properly. Often, therefore, this problem occurs in conjunction with other diseases related to the immune system. But also psychological and emotional stress can cause this type of baldness and that’s why it is always useful to go deeper, looking for the real reasons that lead to hair loss.

It should be noted that often the genetic component influences the development of the problem, even if it is not always so. There are also individuals who do not have cases of alopecia at home and who, unfortunately, suffer from it.

Many people wonder whether or not hair can grow back in this case. The answer to this question is quite complex, because it all depends on several factors. Of course, if you take immediate action and try to solve the problem, the patches could be covered within a few months. If, on the other hand, the situation is more serious and the patches are widespread, then it becomes more difficult. Often the hair grows back thin and white, and then it comes back to be colored: in short, it is all to be seen and you should evaluate case by case and never generalize.

It is, however, important to seek the immediate advice of an expert in the field, who is able to go and recommend the right therapy. Solving the problem also means going to decisively eliminate what may be the causes of this spotty fall. As said, psychological and emotional stress could lead to hair loss and, therefore, it is important to work on this specific aspect.