"Every September, Alopecia Areata Awareness Month focuses on an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.
The severity of alopecia areata ranges from small patches of hair loss to near-complete hair loss. More than 6.8 million people in the United States have or are diagnosed with Alopecia according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. It impacts people of all ages and both men and women. While more research is needed to determine the cause of alopecia, those who have it face self-awareness and image concerns.
There is also no cure for alopecia. However, research reveals that even when alopecia is in its active state, the hair follicles are still alive. Research also suggests that a combination of internal and external factors contribute to alopecia including genetics and stress."