Autoimmune disease and loss of hair
A human organism is marvellous – it is capable of healing, but at the same time, in some circumstances it can turn against itself. Just think of the variety of autoimmune diseases that some people have to cope with. Such diseases cause our own body to attack its components e.g. the hair follicles on our head. There’s quite a few of such diseases, and some are more difficult to cure than others. Alopecia areata is a great example of a common autoimmune disease, suffered by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Interestingly, with autoimmune diseases it’s impossible to tell exactly why our organism turns against itself – i.e. scientists haven’t yet found and answer to determine the exact reasons for such uncanny behaviour. Alopecia areata is one of the diseases which encourages our immune system to attack our hair follicles. All causes of alopecia aren’t all that clear either. The confirmed main causes identified by researchers are: genetics i.e. if someone from your family suffers/ed from alopecia, there’s a higher probability you’ll develop the disease too. Stress is also a great factor which could enhance the development of this terrible disease. It has recently been discovered that prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can lead to development major hair loss, unfortunately stress is something that most of today’s population deals with.
What are the other main symptoms of alopecia?
As already mentioned, people suffering from alopecia start to gradually lose their hair. All of a sudden people find that clumps of hair are falling out from their head and visible bald spots are created. Remarkably, a lot of people suffering from alopecia can recover from the disease on their own. Sometimes it’s as simple as relaxing and giving your hair a rest from chemically drenched products. If this is followed then there will be a high possibility that within a couple of months you’ll be clear of the disease without the use of special medication or treatments. However, this method only works for mild cases of alopecia. In order to establish which stage of alopecia you have, make sure to visit a doctor or a hair expert e.g. dermatologist. If you have a more severe case of alopecia then undergoing special treatments will guarantee to cure you, and your hair can start freely growing again. When you are treated from the disease and your hair begins to grow again, it can at first be fine, thick and very fragile, but don’t worry, if you apply regular treatments and dedicate care for your hair, then they’ll go back to normal in no time. Due to the lack of research, it’s difficult to determine why some people recover faster than others from alopecia. It is likely to do with our own individual organisms, and how they handle various treatments and the disease itself. Nevertheless, dealing with alopecia can have a serious emotional impact, especially on women with long hair. So how can you deal effectively with alopecia and its effects?
Autoimmune disease – how to cope with it effectively, and quickly
Alopecia as an autoimmune disease is very tricky to tackle. Seen as there are multiple reasons that could trigger it, there isn’t a single universal way of effective treatment. Although, no matter that stage of the disease you have, you will sooner or later likely find a way to treat the disease. However, this process may be long, and many people are fed up of covering up their bald patches and thin hair with hats and wigs. In this case we highly recommend using special hair extensions or hair enhancers as temporary/permanent treatment. These systems can effectively cover bald spots and make you feel beautiful again. This solution will be there to 1. cover thin hair, blemishes, scars and permanent bald spots or 2. be a temporary resolution in the meantime, as your hair begins to grow again. Choosing such method will guarantee to boost your morale, helping you fight this disease and its negative effects.