Are you suffering from hair loss? It is important to be aware of one such intense version of hair loss which includes bald patches. This is known as Alopecia Areata. The hair loss leading to bald patches can lead to alopecia areata.
Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith is also suffering from the same hair loss issues. During the Oscar Award 2022 event, comedian Chris Rock made fun of Jada Pinkett Smith’s illness. This is when Will Smith’s hair issues of alopecia areata came into existence. Will climbed onto the stage to slap comedian Chris Rock. This video of him is becoming quite viral on social media. Rock din't stop here. He also went ahead and compared Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair to Jamie Moore’s appearance in the film “G”, presenting the best Documentary Prize. Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith revealed her illness in the year 2018.
So, let's dive into the article. If you are facing the problem of hair loss, you are on the right page with us. Let us check out some realistic details on Alopecia Disease and know its signs and symptoms.
Incidence of Alopecia Areata
The problem of hair loss happens in both men and women. Men are more affected by this problem. Due to excessive hair fall, there is a problem of thinning, scanty hair, bald spots and receding lines.
Types of Alopecia Areata
There are 6 types of Alopecia Areata.
Androgenetic alopecia in men - Patterned hair loss due to hormones
Alopecia Telogen Effluvium - Hair Loss with more than 100+ hairs
Traumatic Alopecia - Hair Loss due to habit of pulling
Anagen Effluvium - Drug induced hair loss for eg cancer therapy
Symptoms of Alopecia
1 - Hair loss- more than 100+ hair strands
2 - Burning in the roots
3 - Itching in the roots
4 - Dark spots on the roots in severe stage
5- Scalp issues
Causes of Alopecia
1 - Due to stress
2 - Due to fever like malaria etc.
3- Due to lack of nutrients in the body
4 - Due to pregnancy
5 - Due to hormone changes
6 - Due to depression
Examination of Alopecia Areata
The examination of alopecia areata
- Hair examination
- Skin biopsy
Treatment of Alopecia Areata
The main treatment for alopecia areata is to correct the immune system as it is an autoimmune disorder.
- Steroidal injections
- Lotions and ointments
- Correcting immune system with healthy lifestyle