Cure Alopecia in Women: How Blocking the Immune System Can Help


Women Alopecia Cure

For a Woman who sees herself complete with her hair, nothing can be more devastating than to slowly see the very part of herself slowly falling away by the handful such as Jayne Waddell who recalls her “horrible” period in life as a first-year student – feeling less of a human she always known herself of.

Recalling herself: she was a person of long, brown hair which she treated as her crowning glory like all women do.

woman_alopecia-cure-blocking-the-immune-systemAlready feeling bad about losing her hair on the head, she remembered losing all hope about herself should she also lose her eyebrows and eyelashes, a condition of which exists because of a certain bodily ailment.

According to Jane, now 34 years of age and a make-up artist at Glasgow, her Hair Loss or Alopecia condition is marked by the feeling of her scalp being hot and angry “that it kept her awake at night.”

Statistics show that 2 per every 1000 persons in the UK alone experienced Alopecia Areata in their lives, a condition indicated by a single or more bald patches as seen on the Scalp, which affects both Men and Women just the same.

As a result of the inflammation, people who suffer from Alopecia are accompanied by the tingling and burning sensation on the scalp. Although some conditions of Alopecia are temporary, often seen to regrow in many weeks’ or months’ time, other cases recur.

What Makes Alopecia Different?

While Hair Loss such as that as a result of genetic factors like the Male Pattern Baldness are predictable, Alopecia is not.

Like Jayne, as much as 1 per every 5 persons can potentially develop a broader, even permanent, Loss of Hair where the scalp—even a male’s beard—is made bald referred to as the Alopecia Totalis. A more serious case of Hair Loss where almost every part of the body is affected is referred to as the Alopecia Universalis.

Given its prevalence among the UK and the US, which affects Millions, Alopecia is a condition traditionally seen as a cosmetic skin problem.

Presently, Women who experienced Alopecia Areata are offered Wigs to cover the Baldness, or otherwise given prescriptions to treat the condition.

But the main treatment on Alopecia Areata is the use of Steroid Injections as applied directly on the Scalp or the application of topical solution such as Creams, both of which potentially Boost Hair Growth but at the expense of an unknown long-term benefits and the probability of causing skin thinning on the person being treated of the condition.

Just recently published, however, breakthrough findings show of a potential for more effective treatments about Alopecia.

Alopecia as an Auto-Immune Disease

It is already a well-established fact that Alopecia is an auto-immune disease similar to other diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, conditions where the immune system attacks its own host’s tissues – our body’s tissues.

According to a study as was published in the journal titled as “Nature” in 2010, people who are predisposed to auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and other more serious cases of the condition are also susceptible to Alopecia Areata as a result of the genes that cause their occurrence.

The study suggests that people who are suffering from Alopecia should opt for new methods of treatment about their condition which basically blocks the Proteins responsible for such Auto-Immune conditions.

This protein attributed to the occurrence of Rheumatoid Arthritis is the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) which triggers our body’s immune system to attack healthy cells found within the joints whose after-effects are pain and swelling on the part of the sufferer.

In response to this knowledge, a treatment was developed in 2002 which aims to address the effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor in the body by blocking it – TNF Blocker, which is said to be more effective than present treatment methods.

Based on the same model as the TNF Blockers in treating Alopecia, there is also a recognition for the development of such medication which would have been made possible given the right will and funding to carry on further for its research, sadly, such an event did not happen.

The problem with the funding lies in how Alopecia is taken as an auto-immune disease, which, quoting Dr. Rachid Tazi-Ahnini is not seen as a sufficiently severe condition so as to merit a serious investigation despite evidences showing how emotionally devastating and damaging the condition is at the personal and family level of its sufferers.

Out of frustration with her condition’s lack of progress, Jayne was prompted to launch a charity program in 2012 called Autoimmune Alopecia Research UK (AAR-UK) which aims to raise money to fund for better treatment on a condition that affects many just like her.

Alopecia is one of the most overlooked conditions in Women and it’s alarming that a lot of Women who suffer the disease are made to believe that their condition is incurable.With proper Professional help, the case can be determined and a treatment can be applied to help. If you are one of these Women though, do not loose hope and let pessimism take over, the knowledge on the right cure already exists.





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