What Is Alopecia Areata?

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The hair on our scalp is located in a very visible place and this means that it contributes a great deal to our physical appearance. Some people can lose their hair, however, and this can be quite upsetting for some that become conscious of their appearance.

Alopecia areata is a condition that causes the patients hair to begin falling out. While it causes no other symptoms, it can still be quite distressing for some people. Although there is no cure, treatments are available that may be able to help limit the extent of the hair loss, and/or encourage new hair growth.

1. What Is Alopecia Areata?

Many men will begin to lose their hair as they reach middle age, while women are fortunate in that they are far less likely to experience hair loss. Male pattern baldness is not the only thing that can cause hair loss, however, because there is also alopecia areata.

Patients with alopecia areata will find that their hair begins to fall out in small patches. To begin with, these patches can be so small that the patient will not notice. Eventually, these smaller patches will begin to join with others, creating other patches that are larger and more noticeable.

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