We all lose hair daily. While combing or brushing our hairs, we see bundle of hair coming off from the roots. However, doctors say, healthy scalp loses hair regularly and thus, this is not a red signal for anyone. The situation is drastically different for patients who are suffering from alopecia. Alopecia causes so much hair fall that patches of bald spots grow on the scalp and sometimes, people lose all the hair. This is a stressful situation for anyone.
Due to this exact reason, many alopecia patients have been noted to grow anxiety and depression. People who face alopecia for the first time is more prone of getting affected by these effects. People with alopecia stop social interaction because they feel they will be ridiculed. Some be start being paranoid that people are always discussing their hair, some become anxious and irritated in social company while some other simply deny to go out and mingle with people. These reactions might be normal for a start but problems grow when the patient doesn’t come on terms with the situation. The more they try to hide from the society the worse their mental health gets and they often become recluse. Their emotional, social and mental health deteriorates as fast as their physical appearance. However, all is not lost and they can still regain the lost confidence.
We have tried many manuals, websites, and hair enhancement products and visited multiple doctors because we wanted the cure for alopecia. In certain cases, the enhancement products have actually worked. However, most of the patients simply wear wigs. A good quality and properly fitting wig is the best replacement of lost hair. Thankfully, there are many specialised wigs for alopecia patients available on the internet and in the shops. That helps us to get the lost confidence back and return to a normal life. Some affluent patient also undergo hair transplant procedure.
The problem with alopecia is that it doesn’t have a proper and proven cure. Thus, a patient with alopecia is destined to live with the problem forever. Some people have experienced patchy bald spots where the hair grew back again and they never faced the hair loss problem. Sometimes, this new hair would last for years before they start to lose it again. Something or the other happens and we start to lose hair again. Sometimes the hair loss is so severe that the patient faces complete baldness.