Hair do regrow back in patients of alopecia areata. Sooner the treatment begins better the chances.
Its because if we delay it it may convert to alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis which takes longer time to recover.
First off, understand that alopecia areata is not a problem of the hair. Alopecia areata is merely a symptom of the real issue of a malfunctioning immune system that mistakenly attacks your body’s natural hair growth process and cycle.
Your hair is probably always trying to go through its natural and normal course of growth-shed but it has no chance of doing so very well because your immune system keeps killing it off, the same way it protects you by killing off invaders, viruses, bacteria, and pathogens.
Therefore, the key is in restoring the balance of your immune system so that it is not only strong, but also strong in attacking the ‘right’ things.
You can support your immune system in ‘doing its job’ so that it recognises your hair as part of our body, not as invaders that it needs to attack, by helping support its natural immune modulation abilities. Immune modulation is made up of two main components: (1) immuno-stimulators and (2) immuno-supppressors.
Immuno stimulators are what we need when our body senses threats from infectious agents, or cancer cells developing. Our immune cells launch their weapons to fight off these threats, a process known as acute inflammation (good inflammation). And immuno suppressors must then recognise when the fight is over and stop the fight. Problems occur when they don’t stop the fight when the fight is over, sending our body into a chronic inflammation state.
Now, immuno modulation is a process that regulates these two components, so that our body is able to effectively turn on and off inflammation as it needs to.
Certain plants have been studied to posses potential bioactive compounds that are capable of immuno-modulation. Polysaccharides from certain plants have prompted researchers to study their physical properties and potential use.
Mushrooms are distinguished as an important food containing immuno-modulating compounds. These compounds belong mostly to polysaccharides,
A dermatologist can also give you steroid injections which reduce the immune response locally and that usually interrupts the auto-immune response, allowing the hair to regrow. However, there is no guarantee that the auto-immune response won’t start again in that or another area, and you can’t or shouldn’t use steroid injections in the same area frequently, as this can cause thinning of the skin and other problems.
How does Alopecia Areata Spread ?
Most likely through the blood system. Problems of this nature need to be linked in a cause and effect database to see the related effects. The health of blood and lymphatic system are linked. And are linked to how positive and negative charges in body fluids become neutral. A better understanding can be developed by considering the cleaning functions of the blood.
The cause of cancer was discovered in 1933 to be lack of blood flow to the cell. When electric charge builds up the body fluids become thickened. Although this is of definite benefit in the digestive system, it is a problem in the blood and lymphatic system because inflammation stops the flow of blood inhibiting the body’s ability to cure itself. I suspect this is related to Alopecia Areata spread.
Keeping the blood neutral in charge allows it to be circulated more effectively. Vitamins serve part of this function. Exercise aids the flow of the blood.
Fungal infections can contribute to the problem by spreading the spores through the blood system. A vegetarian diet and exercise along with and washing with soap with a small amount baking soda can help neutralize the skin, blood and lymphatic fluids. Coconut oil ingested and rubbed on the skin also helps.
Alopecia Areata is a common hair loss condition that occurs worldwide about equally in men and women and is said to be an autoimmune reaction. It is characterized by sudden hair loss causing the absence of hair that is usually seen in round patches, which may appear anywhere on the body such as eyebrows, beard area, but are most common on the head.
Our immune system produces white blood cells called ‘lymphocytes’ as well as antibodies so as to protect our body from foreign substances such as bacteria or viruses. In autoimmune disorders our immune system mistakes part of our body as foreign. In Alopecia Areata these white blood cells target the hair follicles, regarding them as foreign matter and as a defense mechanism attacks the healthy follicles.This in return causes mild inflammation that weakens the follicles up to the point where they rapidly start falling out. Even though autoimmunity is widely assumed to be the cause of Alopecia Areata, it can also be related to other causes such as; genetic predisposition, environmental factors, psychological and physical stress.
Unfortunately it is still not known why only certain areas of the scalp are affected. In addition, the affected hair follicles are not destroyed, so once the immune reaction passes the person will be able to grow hair again, although it is common to have relapses throughout the person’s life. In most cases hair will regrow without treatment, but if treatment is to be considered; steroid injections can serve as an option for individuals having small-to-medium sized patches of hair loss and topical immunotherapy for people who are experiencing extensive Alopecia Areata.