causes of alopecia

Causes of Alopecia

Alopecia also known as spot baldness usually begins when a bunch of hair strands start falling out thereby resulting into smooth, hairless patch. Alopecia cannot be cured but it can be treated. It is a highly unpredictable disease where the hair follicles become small and does not grow hair above the skin surface. It usually begins with a few strands of hair falling out, gradually resulting into total round and smooth hairless patch on the scalp. Apart from the scalp, a person could lose hair from other parts of the body as well.
It can cause different types of hair loss. These include Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis. The first time a patch appears, it is a bit difficult to trace its progress. It could either result into loss of hair on body, eyebrows or head, or at times more than just one patch on head.
There are various factors that lead to Alopecia. Some of them include:
•    Your chances of getting affected with Alopecia is higher if your parents or someone in your family have already been affected with it.
•    In case, you are already affected with some other autoimmune disease, then you might also get affected with Alopecia.
•    If your fingernails or toenails are abnormal in colour, thickness, shape or size, you could be at the risk of spot baldness.
•    If you suffer from nasal allergies, asthma and mainly atopic dermatitis, it is quite possible that you can diagnosed with Alopecia.
•    In some cases, people suffering from type 1 Diabetes are most likely to get affected with Alopecia.
•    Scientists have also suggested that alopecia could be triggered by stress as well.

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