See also alopecia
Alopecia areata is a sudden, nonscarring hair loss disease
. The factors that trigger the disease and
its developlment are yet not fully understood. Generally alopecia
is suspected to be an autoimmune disease where cells of someone's
immune system prevent hair follicles
from producing hair.
It's not known what activates the alopecia but the following
factors are maybe influencing the sudden hairloss:
Spontaneous hairgrowth often occurs in people with the disease. Yet,
there isn't something as a universally proven therapy. Treatments
range from medication that ise 'irritating' the scalp to 'promoting the
hair growth activity'. Popular are also the 'alternative treatments'
but it is unknown if those treatments do or don't work. There have been
several claims of success by using accupuncture, hypnotherapy, alternative
herbs like Aloe Vera