September is Alopecia Awareness Month, What is Alopecia Areata?
September is National Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. If you are not aware of what this is, check out this report from PR Newswire.
Alopeica affects almost 7 million people in America alone. A person's immune system attacks the hair follicles and can cause hair loss. This occurs on the scalp, even the body or face. Genetics can play a part in this, and can happen with men and women. There are different forms of this type of Alopecia:
- Alopecia Areata: Round patches of hair loss
- Alopecia Totalis: Complete loss of scalp hair
- Alopecia Universalis: Total loss of hair on the scalp and body
- Ophiasis: A wave pattern around the edge of the scalp
For some the regrowth of this hair loss is unpredictable, others can see a change in months. Like any condition everyone's situation is different. Some might benefit from different types of therapy, while others learn to basically live with the results from it.
September is National Alopecia Areata Awareness Month, to bring attention and understanding to Alopecia Areata. Here is a link with MORE INFORMATION.