I Just Got Diagnosed with Alopecia- Where Do I Start?
For many, alopecia is not part of their vocabulary, they have never heard about alopecia until they or someone they love gets it. That's exactly what happened to me!
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which your body thinks your body is being invaded so it attacks the follicles mistakenly and thus you have hairloss versus hair growth. There are over 140+ autoimmune diseases, you just happened to get the DNA strand for alopecia and not something else like Hashimotos, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus or other.
Alopecia is the medical term for hairloss which is the umbrella term for hairloss. Within this autoimmune disease you have many varieties of alopecia, including:
Alopecia Areata, Alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, frontal fibrosing, androgenic alopecia, male and female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, traction alopecia, scarring alopecia and so many more. I have many blog posts about various types that detail each one separately.
How Do You Get Alopecia?
There are many reasons as to why people get alopecia. Many times it's diet and lifestyle, genetics, hormonal, it can also be due to toxins, environment, trauma and can also be related, a side effect of, another autoimmune disease. 25% will go on to acquire 1 or more autoimmune diseases.
What Are The Symptoms of Alopecia?
Alopecia is more than hair. Yes there is hairloss, it can start with small round patches that continue to grow and get bigger. These patches can connect and lead to bigger bald areas on the head, beard or other body parts, and can lead to loss of eyelashes and eyebrows amongst other parts of your body too.
Other symptoms of alopecia can be digestive issues, constipation, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness, depression, anxiety, hard to lose weight, inflammation, sensitivity and all around "not being yourself." Nails become brittle many times with ridges; hair is unmanageable and straw like.
Will You Always Have Alopecia?
For everyone alopecia is part of their new normal until they can reverse it. For everyone this is a new opportunity to take charge of your health and to re-evaluate what is causing this and re-evaluate your quality of life. I used alopecia as a wake up call to create a better life and better health for me, and now for others. I reversed my alopecia, and many others I know have as well! The common denominator and starting point for everyone one however is to get healthy, from the inside out, to support their immune system, to change their habits for good, and to relieve the inflammation in their body.
This is possible to reverse. If you are like most people and choose an allopathic, western medicine approach, I encourage you to take a look at my free download which gives you all the side effects for the most common prescriptions for alopecia, because they all have a risk- including not rendering the results you think might happen. Knowing these risks should be part of your consideration, especially for someone who is under age or has not had children yet.
Is There a Treatment for Alopecia?
Yes there is! My program was designed especially for people with alopecia. I too went through it, and got myself back to healthy hair and health. There was no program like this during my time with alopecia, and this is why I offer it-- because I too understand the concern and fear of losing hair. I understand when family, friends and loved ones don't understand and don't know how to help. I found a way to help myself and now, I offer help to others.
Starting February 1, 2020, I am hosting a 2 month program that will take you step by step on what to do and how to heal. This is your breakthrough point, and stepping stone towards progress of hair growth and better health. Stop the shedding and get healthy!
Can Alopecia come back once healed and reversed?
Yes. Just like anything, illness can come back and that includes alopecia. Problem is when we think and know we are healed, we want to go back to old ways of living life, old ways of eating foods that are not healthy. Old habits that don't favor us or our health. If you stray you will see delays and possibly after healing you can get alopecia again if you don't follow the route that is set out for you within my plan. However you have the power to stop this in its tracks. I teach you how to get back on track and how to avoid having set backs.
Is Alopecia hereditary?
Genes play a part, however environment, diet and lifestyle also plays a huge role. Genes play a small role accounting for less than 10-15% while diet and lifestyle are 75-80%+ of your health. You really have more control than you think! Let's change your diagnosis and reverse it to healthier YOU.
Is Alopecia contagious?
No. Alopecia is not contagious.
What do I do first?
Book a free consultation with me and let's discuss your diagnosis, your time with alopecia and your options... visit my website and read my blog which is full of news, articles, and posts about alopecia. Additionally, you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram where I post constantly.
I am here to help and be a resource to you, knowing that myself and others have healed and reversed alopecia should give you hope and confidence that it is possible to heal. Have faith and let's speak soon!