What It’s Really Like to Have Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can make anyone feel insecure since it is one of those very visible features that are difficult to hide. It has long been associated with the effects of cancer treatments, so alopecia areata sufferers deal with looking “sick.” Alopecia is generally not a severe condition, but the emotional impacts of the unpredictable physical changes can …

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Common Myths About Alopecia Areata

6.8 million people in the U.S. are affected by alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body. Many things are still unknown about it, including the cause, which makes people’s minds wander with mystery. Although there is still a lot to …

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How Do I Know If I Have Alopecia Areata?

The unpredictable hair loss and regrowth of alopecia areata can be challenging, and the symptoms can mimic other conditions. So, how do you know for sure you have it? A diagnosis can only be made by a physician, such as a dermatologist. However, by knowing the symptoms and causes, you can be on your way …

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