Alopecia Areata Cure
The cause of Alopecia is not known and seems to be more of a combination of factors. It seems to be linked to genes and is triggered by certain environmental factors and stress seems to be one of them. This makes it difficult to get an effective alopecia areata cure.
What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune skin disease that often leads to loss of hair on the scalp and on other areas of the body. If you suffer from it you are not alone as it is estimated that up to 5 million Americans. It affects males and females and can start in the early teens.
What are the symptoms?
The immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which shrink in size, halting visible hair production. Unfortunately for women this results in small circular bald patches and/or thinning hair. It often happens quickly without warning and the stress that it causes seems to make the situation worse.
The first sign of alopecia areata is usually one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp and it starts gradually. The pattern of hair loss is is unpredictable and furthermore as new patches appear some of the ‘older’ patches start to regrow. In some cases the patches will completely clear without any medication or hair loss remedies being applied and then without any warning it comes back aggressively.
In the worst cases there can be total hair loss known as alopecia totalis. This however is more common amongst men. Women however in serious cases have experienced hair loss in other areas of the body even including eyebrows!
What cures are available?
At present there is no outright Alopecia Areata treatment that ensures a completely successful outcome although there are many hair loss treatments that will arrest the symptoms. However one thing that has been discovered in some university tests is that high levels of stress experienced by women in the work place has resulted in an increase in cases that have been seen by clinicians. This seems to indicate that stress levels and hormones that attack the follicles have some interaction that can cause the problem. There is still ongoing research to see how strong this relationship really is.
There is no current alopecia areata cure but the effective ones include diphencyprone (sometimes known as squaric acid) and topical medications such as minoxidil, anthralin and dibutyl. Other hair loss remedies include ultra violet light treatment to the scalp but the ‘jury’ is out regarding this form of treatment. There is no singular hair loss natural remedy and it is usually a combination of treatments that work or at the least a combination of products within a treatment
Corticosteroids are also becoming popular and again some alopecia suffers claim that these are as close to miracle drugs as you are going to get.
Current Alopecia Areata treatment options often include the use of topical sensitizers such as diphencyprone or squaric acid dibutyl ester, and topical medications like minoxidil or anthralin. Corticosteroids may also be applied topically or taken in pill form or injected. And some physicians utilize ultraviolet light and alternative therapies. However the most effective cure seems to be Provillus!