Alopecia Awareness - Support
IS THERE A CURE FOR
Alopecia Areata is considered an Autoimmune disease, in which the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such has viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles , the structure from which hairs grow. This can lead to hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere.
Mona is 12 years old from Houston Tx. She is 1 of 10 Children and has had Alopecia Areata since she was 8 Years old. When she was First diagnosed, She and her Family had never heard of alopecia before. Her first year with Alopecia was very difficult. With a Strong Family Foundation and the Help of some other Alopecians, Living with Alopecia became easier to cope with. However living with this disease is life changing. She wears a wig to School and many do not know that she has Alopecia. She is also a very active martial artist , training in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. She is a sponsored athlete, and competes around the country. She holds many Championship Titles in her Sport.
Many know her as Mona, Some know her as the Alopecian Jiu Jitsu Girl.
She is Bald Strong Mona.
This Foundation is dedicated to her.
Bald Strong Mona Foundation
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Although there is neither a cure for Alopecia Areata nor drugs approved for its treatment, some people find that medications approved for other purposes can help hair grow back, at least temporarily. Keep in mind that although these treatments promote hair growth, none of them prevent new patches or actually cure the underlying disease.
WHO CAN GET
Alopecia Areata affects nearly 2 percent of Americans of both sexes and of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. It often begins in childhood. If you have a close Family member with the disease, your risk of developing it is slightly increased. If your Family lost his or her first patch of hair before age 30, the risk to other Family members is greater
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