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Guide to Hair Loss

More than 30 million women in the U.S. suffer from
one of these conditions:

• Temporary hair loss due to chemotherapy
• Permanent hair loss due to alopecia
• Hair loss due to heredity

In addition, there are countless others who want a
fuller head of hair or simply to enhance their appearance.

Alopecia is a poorly understood autoimmune disorder resulting in sudden loss of hair on the scalp or anywhere else on the body. The exact cause of the disorder remains somewhat of a mystery. Research has demonstrated that the immune system is somehow triggered to launch an attack on the hair follicle, mistakenly shutting down hair growth. Another factor may be the complex manner in which the immune system responds to viruses and microbes.

Although susceptible for another autoimmune disorders, Alopecia patients are generally in excellent health. Their pain is emotional rather than physical. Many of the four million people in the U.S. living with Alopecia experienced onset during childhood, a critical time for developing self-confidence and a  positive self-image. For this reason, children are especially sensitive to positive and negative messages presented by parents, teachers, classmates, and friends. Many adults with Alopecia whoa re living successful lives have become comfortable dealing with their disorder, and providing support to others with this condition. These individuals form a support network that can help children with Alopecia achieve successful, well-adjusted lives.

An educated public can be very helpful for those who are learning to cope with Alopecia.

One thing that i have found in my years of caring for clients is that they cope so much better if they understand what they have. This is just as true for children as it is for adults. Fortunately, children are often quite happy with simple explanations for their problems, as long as they make sense for their age group. This is really important in Alopecia. No one likes to have a disorder which can be so obvious, so likely to recur, and so unpredictable.

Children have special problems when they grow  up with Alopecia. If their hair loss is bad enough, it can be obvious to all and look unnatural. Despite this, the child is perfectly well. Times can be hard at school in the age groups where teasing is a part of life. Kids with Alopecia have to learn mental toughness. Their family and their teachers all have a vital role to play in helping them to cope with their condition.

Basic Hair Loss Questions

1. What is Causing  My Hair Loss?

Medical Induced Hair Loss—Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy

Genetic Hair Loss—inherited from one’s family and is passed down through the generations

Alopecia—Androgenetic Aloopecia, Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis

2. What are my options?

Hair Replacement Options—Learn More about Lari’s Hair Replacement Products

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Contact Lari Vreeken today to schedule one of her salon services or find out about her Alopecia hair replacement solutions.

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