We are both perfectly healthy and are part of a group of more than 6 million people nationwide who struggle with this disease for which there is no cure. It is unpredictable; hair falls out in patches and can grow back or fall out again at any time. The disease works differently in every person. Bottom line, there really are no answers as to why this autoimmune disease happens and there is no “fix.” AA affects approximately 2 percent of the population and chances are, you know of someone like me or Charlie who is coping with this condition while the search for a cure goes on. Thankfully, it is not life threatening, but is very challenging mentally and physically. I am always happy to talk to anyone diagnosed with AA about my experiences. I also recommend going to the website for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation ( http://www.NAAF.org ) for information about research and treatment, etc. So how can you help? September is Alopecia awareness month and the Colorado Rockies are hosting Alopecia awareness night Sept. 17 during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals. We’d love you to join us at the game by purchasing tickets through http://ch7ne.ws/14rjbCW Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc.
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Coping with hair loss
Hair Loss Due to Medications Hair loss is a side effect of a number of medications taken for common health problems. Blood-thinning medications, oral contraceptives, drugs for depression, NSAIDs, and beta and calcium channel blockers can all lead to thinning hair or baldness. Too much vitamin A and vitamin A-based drugs called retinoids can cause hair loss as well. Some chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer are known to cause total hair loss as they work to destroy cancer cells. Just as hair usually grows back after chemo, it should also grow back once you stop taking any medication that causes hair loss.
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Hair Loss Cause: 10 Reasons Why You’re Going Bald
I have been losing a lot of hair recently and my hairline is receding at an alarming rate. I am a 35-year-old man, and now I am starting to feel insecure, as my father is also bald. What is your advice? You are not alone. Statistics show that about 50 per cent of men begin to bald by the time they are 30 and most are either bald or have a balding pattern by age 60.We actually lose an average of 100 hairs daily. At a younger age, our hair grows back replacing the loss. However, as we age, both men and women tend to lose thickness and amount of hair.
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