September Is National Alopecia Awareness Month

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alopeciaawarenessadv     Every September millions of Americans celebrate National Alopecia Awareness month.  The National Alopecia Areata Foundation declared that this year’s theme, “Look at Us! ”  means pride in who we are, what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re headed.

Alopecia is a poorly understood and under reported autoimmune condition which causes hair loss. It occurs in both men and women of all ages but onset usually occurs during childhood. It affects more than 4.7 million people in the United States alone, and approximately 2% of the overall population.

This condition usually begins as Alopecia Areata with small, round, bald patches on the scalp. In some cases, the disease could progress to Alopecia Totalis (entirely bald scalp) or Alopecia Universalis (total body hair loss). The cause is unknown and this disease is highly unpredictable, as hair loss and growth can occur at any time.

With its sudden onset, recurring episodes and unpredictable course, Alopecia Areata…

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