What to Do When You Get Diagnosed with Alopecia
Most people realize something is wrong when they come across their first bald spot. As small or as big as it might be, it can cause worry, concern, shock, dismay and instant fear.
Many times Alopecia can be slow to progress, other times it can be quite quick and take you from Alopecia Areata to Alopecia Totalis or Universalis in less than a couple weeks.
Alopecia is multi factorial; in both healing and cause and effect. The need to evaluate every aspect of your life in order to heal is imperative.
When I started my journey to heal my own Alopecia, I thought I was "very healthy" and I was.... to the "standard" or average person. However, when you have an autoimmune disease, the standard of health that you believed was great is no more. The bar is higher, more rigorous. A changed lifestyle, for life.
Taking precautions to not fall back into the "losing hair again" trap is key. Being aware, making conscience decisions based on how to improve your health versus instant gratification.
Action overall is key to overcoming alopecia. There are many possibilities and markers that can lead to another situation, like losing all your hair, or attracting another autoimmune disease.
Note: It's never too late. Some of my clients have had alopecia for more than 15 years and have seen improved health and regrowth with me in just a few months. It's not impossible, know everything is possible, including overcoming alopecia.
Tips I recommend after a diagnosis:
- Take pictures of your hair right now. Ensure pictures of overall hair and the spots directly; notice any changes.