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Suffering with thyroid, diabetes, have excessive hair loss, baldness around frontal area, diagnosed a s Alopecia areata. Remedy?

i am 59 yrs lady/ During the last five years i have been losing hair. It started with a patch and loss continued even after various treatments. As of now it is a substantial loss with head balding from front backwards. i am having thyroid and diabetic. It has been diagnosed as Alopecia areata but no stopping of hair loss . Can it be stopped and lost hair lines regained.
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response
thanks for choosing hcm,
ya with thyroid hormone imbalance you get such problems
is it present in any of your parents and siblings?

as you are diabetic also try to take vitamine and amino acid supplements,anti oxidants
take fresh and green leafy vegetables too

these fills any of your deficiencies and there are chances of improvement

if roots are remaining ,the follicles can regrow with medication
better to take topical medication (i.e external application)
lotions like mintop may help,contact your doctor before using them

take proper care of your hair
1.get rid of dandruff
2.wash your hair smoothly,
3.apply good conditioner
4.stop using hair dryer ,hair straightener
5.dont get exposed to pollution,if it is the case completely cover your hair when you go out
6.use chemical free and good water for hair wash
7, be cool,relaxed,stress free you can find a change

for further queries feel free to contact me

thank you
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.
if hair loss is not widespread, the hair will likely regrow in a few months, whether or not treatment is used.

Even for more severe hair loss, it is not clear whether treatments will change the course of the condition.

Typical therapy may include:

Steroid injection under the skin surface

Topical corticosteroids

Topical immunotherapy

Topical minoxidil

Ultraviolet light therapy

Irritating drugs may be applied to hairless areas to cause the hair to regrow.

Some people may have a poorer outcome, including those with:
Alopecia areata at a young age
Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
Long-term alopecia
More widespread or complete loss of scalp or body hair.
As you have described you are having wide spread patch of hair loss and the condition is long standing since last 5 years so out come with the treatment may not be very successful in terms of regaining the hair loss however further hair loss can be stopped with the treatment i have described above. You need to consult your nearby dermatologist.
Good luck
Best Regards
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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