Patients with this condition often fall prey to social phobia, anxiety, and depression. The present day culture is a sign of youth and good health as it can be hard to cope with alopecia areata. The staple look of the scalp in alopecia can lead to significant appearance changes which can cause
psychological stress. You can join support groups, forums, etc wherein patients can interact among themselves. It helps to remember that they are not the lone sufferers of this ailment. The one way to cope is to understand your worth as a person not giving significance to how much hair you have or do not have. When you seek counselling by a qualified professional, the patients can also develop a more positive self image.
Alopecia areata can lead to significant insecurity and withdrawal symptoms. It should never interrupt your normal life and come in between your life goals.
Dietary tips on Alopecia Areata Treatment
• Increase your protein intake
• Have three cups of green tea a day
• Consume a good amount of fruits, raw unprocessed nuts in good amounts
• Consumption of pumpkin and flax seeds is good
• Have lot of dark green vegetables
• Keep whole grains in your diet
• Broccoli, cabbages can do wonders
• Cut back on tea, coffee and alcohol
• Quit smoking
• Drink 2.5-3 liters of water daily
Lack of knowledge about alopecia areata and its causes, can lead to you taking up a lot of odd hair loss treatment which can lead to further damage. Alopecia areata belongs to the category of autoimmune conditions. The immune system of the body mistakenly attacks the body’s own cells which would effect hair follicles in this case and destroys them.
Alopecia areata belongs to the category of auto-immune conditions:
• Testosterone: High levels of the male hormones (men as well as in women)
• SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus)
• Thyroid gland disorder
• Local fungal infection of the scalp
• Drugs and medications
• Chemical treatment of hair
• Low intake of protein
• Re-cuperation after some major surgery
• Sudden weight loss
Emotional stress and genetics can also cause alopecia areata. A family history of alopecia areata or any other auto-immune diseases are seen in many cases suggesting a role of genetics in this disorder.