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Are you worried that you have alopecia areata? Are you wondering why you’ve started to experience this condition, and whether it will ever go away? Perhaps you’re looking for tips on things to avoid when you have alopecia areata? Este Medical Group can help you.

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss that can occur anywhere on your body. It is, of course, most noticeable when this condition affects the scalp, but it can occur elsewhere too.

Alopecia can be a permanent condition or it can be temporary. The three most-prevalent types of Alopecia are -

  • Alopecia Areata,
  • Alopecia Totalis  
  • Alopecia Universalis

So if you’re wondering, ‘does alopecia go away?’ we know that with the right programme of treatment, it most definitely can be stopped and reversed at Este Medical Group.

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What are the causes & symptoms of Alopecia?

There are multiple types of alopecia and what causes them varies. Alopecia can be caused by hormonal changes, stress levels in the body, ageing, as a side effect of medication or treatment, or you can simply be predisposed to developing it because of your genetic makeup.

Early signs of alopecia can be fairly easy to spot. The most common things you might notice are:

  • Seeing small patches of balding hair on your head or elsewhere on your body
  • Losing a large amount of hair in a short time frame
  • Patches may start off small and then get larger and become more visible
  • You may notice that hair starts to grow back in one bald area, only to see that another patch develops elsewhere
  • You experience more loss of hair in spates of cold weather
  • You develop brittle, red and pitted nails on your fingers and toes
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Treatment Options for Alopecia

There are a number of different alopecia types, and alopecia treatment varies depending on the specific strain of alopecia that you’re experiencing. The most common types of alopecia are:

Alopecia areata

Patchy baldness on your scalp or body. Alopecia areata treatment includes steroid creams, tablets or injections; immunosuppressant medication; Laser Hair Growth therapy at Este.

Androgenic alopecia

Male or female-pattern hair loss. You can try adapting your diet to be high in raw vegetables, fresh herbs and protein to help slow the early signs of alopecia down. Minoxidil is widely used to treat hair follicles, as is Laser Hair Growth therapy.

Traction alopecia

Hair loss caused by repeated stress on the hair itself such as pulling and stretching. This type of alopecia can be reversed if the hair stops experiencing the stress that’s causing it to fall out. Avoid tight braids and ponytails and your hair should regrow if you’ve caught it soon enough.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Hair loss experienced at the front of your head which can also affect your eyebrows. This is a scarring alopecia and if it’s not treated early enough there is no alopecia cure for this type of hair loss. Topical steroids and  antibiotics are some options your hair specialist may suggest.

Treatment for alopecia isn’t simple. It needs to be tailored to each person experiencing the condition. Rarely is the disease able to be solved with a magic cure-all alopecia shampoo, and usually takes much deeper investigation into what’s going on in the body.

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