Thursday, December 24, 2009

What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is a chronic hair disease. The leading cause of Alopecia Areata as of current is mainly severe emotional stress. A couple of symptoms due to Alopecia Areata include the appearance of clearly outlined circular spots without hair. These circular spots can form anywhere on the body where hair is present. Most cases of Alopecia Areata begin as capilicium. Capilicium creates an appearence of completely hairless spots that vary in size from 0.5cm to 1cm. The scalp skin retains its color, and hairs around the affected spot are easily pulled out. After the appearance of the first spots, other spots appear and join into larger bald areas. Although Alopecia Areata can be diagnosed at any age it is found most frequent in ages 20 to 40. For more information head over to the Trival website or call 1-800-897-9830.

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