The thing about alopecia areata is that even with NO treatment, the hairs usually grow back in a substantial number of patients, so I really cannot comment on the 3 patients that grew their hair back. I do not know of any vitamin or pre-vitamin treatments for hair loss that works, and I suspect that
There is no cure for alopecia areata, and as such, it can regress and then come right back. If it comes back again, another such experience it is not predicable. Alopecia areata is a lifelong condition. Please the see National Alopecia Areata Foundation site for much, much more information on this condition.
I think this is the same news that was announced in July. I’m not sure why Physorg.com is just getting to it now, though the article you linked to appears to have a little more info than the previously announced news… and a new video interview with Dr. Christiano. At any rate, the discovery is
Snippet from the article written by Dr. Maria Hordinsky, a dermatologist from the University of Minnesota: Read the full text at NY Times — Can Stress Cause Hair Loss? I have seen a few cases of surgical stress induced alopecia areata. One patient that comes to mind had a hair transplant surgery just before the
Treatment options are limited for alopecia areata, but a great starting point is the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. I wish I could offer more, but at this time you should see the dermatologist… and if it takes too long for an appointment, ask your doctor for another referral to someone that can get you in
Snippet from the article: Read the full story — Genes Tied to Hair Loss Disorder This is a fantastic breakthrough and will hopefully lead to treatments for this disease. For more about alopecia areata, see the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. More info about this new discovery might be in the articles at LA Times and
If you are asking whether a hair relaxer will help or make your condition worse, I would guess “no” to both. If you are asking if a hair relaxer will help with your look, that’s a styling question and I would rather leave that up to you. As far as I know, hair relaxer for
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease and based upon your history, it sounds like it is active. It has been known to return after disappearing spontaneously or with treatment. Read up about the disease at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation site.
I do not know what you mean by your hormones being up a creek. Which hormones and what creek? I am glad to read that you are growing new hair, which is to be expected for those who have alopecia areata. But it also may fall out again, also to be expected for those who
Snippet from the article: Read the full article — Kids Shunned for Hair Loss Get Help From Their Own Stem Cells Keep in mind that this is a treatment for alopecia areata, not male pattern baldness. That being said, even though it was an early study with only 8 kids, it’s something to research further