Alopecia areata causes hair loss in small, round patches that may last for many years. It is most common on the scalp, but can involve any hair-bearing site including eyebrows, eyelashes, and beards. Hair may fall out and regrow with the possibility of full hair regrowth. Alopecia areata usually has no associated symptoms. Patches overlap at times, becoming larger areas giving cosmetic problems.
Some people with alopecia areata may lose all scalp hair (alopecia totalis) or all scalp and body hair (alopecia universalis).
The cause is not known. The immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair root and causes hair loss. A person’s particular genetic makeup combined with other factors triggers alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is not a symptom of a serious disease and usually occurs in otherwise healthy individuals.
The emotional aspects of living with hair loss can be challenging, especially in a society that regards hair as a sign of youth and good health. It is reassuring that alopecia areata does not affect general health, and should not interfere with your ability to achieve all of your life goals at school, in sports, in your career, and in raising a family.
Local applications are avoided as only oral homeopathic treatment suffices to normalize the internal imbalance, resulting in complete restoration of health.
Patient is advised to get a close photograph of the area involved- scalp or beard before starting the constitutional homeopathic treatment.
Moreover, detailed patient history of associated complaints and other aspects help in treating the patient holistically, so that not only his alopecia is cured, but the person also benefits in all other complaints and in general health.
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