How To Solve Alopecia Areata-shuyue

Health An auto-immune disease is one in which the immune system attacks it’s own body. When the hair is involved in the immune attack it is known as alopecia areata. In this condition patches of hair are lost very rapidly leaving silky smooth bald spots amongst hair of normal growth and condition. What is so frightening to the sufferer is the spread of the onset and the fact that currently there are no tests that can be done which can confirm if the patches will stabilise, reverse or spread rapidly across the entire scalp ‘ and in some instances the entire face and body. What causes alopecia areata? Less than 1% of the population suffer with alopecia areata with both males and females being affected. Children as well as adults suffer from the condition. There is a genetic link. Families that develop atopic allergies like asthma, psoriasis and eczema tend to have a greater incidence of alopecia areata. This would imply an inherited over-sensitive immune reaction. If you have an inherited tendency towards this disease, stress can cause the condition to start. How do you confirm that you have alopecia areata? Due to the fact that the areas under immune attack are localised, it is not possible to confirm a diagnosis by blood tests. It follows that a punch biopsy ( removing a section of the bald spot ) is the only logical way to confirm an immune attack in such a localised area. However for most people this would be too invasive, so it tends to be diagnosed by the pattern of loss alone. What treatments are available? At the initial onset it is .mon to see a spontaneous regrowth with no treatment. However it is .mon for it to spread rapidly and can result in total scalp hair loss. At this stage it is known as Alopecia Totalis. Further progression sees it spreading to the eyebrows and eyelashes and eventually affecting all body, scalp and facial hair. At this latter stage it is termed Alopecia Universalis and it is un.mon to see a spontaneous remission at such an advanced stage. The psychological impact can be extreme due to the uncertainty of this disease. Doctors saying "do not worry it will probably grow back on its own", whilst it may have a high probability of being statistically correct, does very little to the alleviate the very real fear the patient has. That fear is based on the knowledge that it is also statistically correct that a lower percentage of sufferers will see it progress. Most people fear that they will be the unlucky ones ! Medical treatments are limited: With less than one percent of the population troubled by this problem, it is difficult from an investment standpoint to make a return on any investment into research work into a cure. However a pure investment return approach sadly misses the fact that the disease is extremely upsetting to the sufferer. In western cultures it is .mon to see men lose their hair to alopecia androgenetica (male pattern baldness) so it is more socially acceptable to see a bald man. However that does not make the situation any easier for men. However women and children with hair loss are less .mon and attract much more unwanted stares and attention. Teasing at school can be very cruel as children tend to find patches of hair loss amusing. Treatment types These tend to fall into broad categories: 1) Immune suppression like steroid creams or injections 2) Irritants like diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP). 3) Holistic approaches 4) Natural products like plant extracts and supplementation. In many cases when a parent first approaches their doctor about alopecia areata, the doctor will refer the patient along to dermatologists. There is often a delay between such appointment that leaves the sufferer very stressed as the hair is often continuing to fall. Therefore many people seek alternative treatments via the web solely because they feel they at least they are being proactive and doing something that may benefit them. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: