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September Is Alopecia Awareness Month

Alopecia, for those who don't know, is an autoimmune hairloss disease. There are a few different types of Alopecia. Alopecia areata is the most common, which causes patches of hair loss on the head or face. Alopecia areata is estimated to account for 70 percent of all Alopecia cases. Alopecia totalis causes complete hair loss just on the head and face. Alopecia Universalis is rarer and causes complete loss of all hair on the body. With these three types, the hair still has the chance to regrow, because the follicles are still in place. Cicatricial Alopecia, the rarest form of Alopecia, causes permanent hair loss due to the hair follicles being destroyed.


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Thanks for sharing this information. Alopecia is a very difficult thing to go through. It affects self image big time. I struggle with low self esteem anyway. On most date nights, my husband wants to ride the motorcycle and it bothers me because I can’t wear my wig…only a head scarf. I’d like to look nice, ya know? I have to continually remind myself that I’m made in God’s image and to Him, I’m beautiful regardless of what others think~


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Dr. Erica Gamble
Dr. Erica Gamble
Sep 13, 2021
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Dorinda you are beautiful with or without. We are all beautifully flawed but beautiful to him.

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