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Alopecia areata is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. Hair follicles are the structures in skin that form hair. While hair can be lost from any part of the body, alopecia areata usually affects the head and face.
10 Types of Alopecia
Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Cancer begins when genetic changes interfere with this orderly process. Cells start to grow uncontrollably. These cells may form a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body.
Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) autoimmune disorder that causes patches of skin to lose pigment or color. This happens when melanocytes – skin cells that make pigment – are attacked and destroyed, causing the skin to turn a milky-white color.
Scleroderma is the name for a range of conditions that affect your immune system (autoimmune conditions) and can cause hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with muscles, bones, internal organs and blood vessels.
Arthritis means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. It describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis, but usually include joint pain and stiffness.
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Alopecia affects about 2% percent of Americans. It affects both sexes, any ages and ethnicities. Often, the hair loss begins in childhood.
When having an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks your own body. With alopecia areata, it’s the hair follicles that are attacked. This causes the hair to come out, often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. The amount of hair loss is different for everyone. Some people lose hair only in a few spots, others lose a lot all over the head, you could lose all the hair on your entire body (alopecia universalis). Each case of alopecia is different. The hair sometimes grow back but falls out later again or in others cases their hair grows back for good.
How Many People In The World Have Alopecia? 147 million Individuals in the world are diagnosed with Alopecia.
Comparatively 6.8 million people in the U.S suffer from Alopecia. Alopecia is growing at a epidemic rate within all nationalities, it states it can reach over 10 million individuals by 2023. We are sure it’s many more who hide the condition.
Does Your Hair Grow Back After Alopecia?
Typically yes, if the hair follicle isn’t dead, your hair can grown back with the proper care. Once the hair follicles are dead, (means there is no more hair present it can’t be regrown or restored!
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