Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head)
Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head), simply referred as Spot Baldness or Patchy Hair Loss is a highly unpredictable form of an autoimmune disease. Its scientific name was derived from the Greek word 'ALOPEKIA' which means hair loss coupled with a Latin word 'AREATA' which refers to occurring in patches. Pronounced as 'al-oh-pee-sheah air-ee-ah-tah', physically Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head) has a very distinctive appearance by causing a round patch, randomly and suddenly, on any part of human body. The size of the patch varies from anywhere between an inch to the whole scalp, sometimes even the whole body.
In many instances, a single patch appears during the early stages and followed by more patches appearing in surrounding areas when left untreated. The patch will have a smooth surface that looks as though hair follicles had been completely lost. However, fortunately, the follicles still exist but had became dormant while remaining in tact under the skin. This is a result of our immune cells surrounding follicles and bringing our hair generative system to a complete halt instantaneously. Sometimes, people affected by Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head) may not notice hairless spots for a period 2 to 3 days or even longer since it appears so sudden.
As Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head) is highly unpredictable, how it develops and progresses in a person still remains unsure. This lack of knowledge had proved many medical treatments to be ineffective or shows short lived results. Due to the lack of understanding, most available solutions treat only symptoms while underlying problems are left untreated. This results in many experienceing recurrence once treatment is stopped. However a group of European scientists had formulated a natural treatment which has gained its remarkable feedback and reviews through high efficacy sustained results. Ability to treat fundamental cause has brought these treatments to lead in Alopecia Areata treatment industry. Although various research are being carried out to gain knowledge on this medical condition, these efforts have been able to vastly contribute towards understanding Hair Growth process. However we are still yet to gain comprehensive understanding as to how and why this autoimmune disease develops and progress still remains a grey area.
"An early treatment, is highly critical and will make the difference between recovering or worsening of this disease."
Images of scalp epidermis affected by Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head), further confirms it as an autoimmune disease. The following images provides a clearer perspective as to why Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease - TAKE A CLOSER LOOK at these microscopic images of scalp samples taken from an epidermis taken from a patient affected by Alopecia Areata. The images will show how hair follicles are being surrounded by T-cells. Thankfully this benign medical condition is also found to be non-contagious. Alopecia Areata is described to be benign since the affected person is perfectly healthy apart from having an unusual bald spots or patches around the scalp. Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head) is also characterised as physically harmless. However psychologically it can cause a deep scar causing very vulnerable mind set. In more severe case this may result to reduced social interactions followed by other undesirable psychological symptoms.
With more than 3 million people affected in Unites States and Canada alone, statistics shows that Alopecia Areata (Bald Spot on head) affects approximately 1.5% of the world population. Researchers have yet been able to develop any common patterns in terms of the cultural backgrounds, geographical locations, gender or age of the patients. However observations do show that 65% of people with this condition experienced it before age of 25 years old.
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