For many people unwanted hair growth just carries away their self-esteem but the hair loss puts up the worse affect on their mind. Hair loss can be of many types. It can be genetically or due to some fungal disease or hormonal imbalance or it can be due to disturbed lifestyle. Alopecia Aerata is one of the types of hair loss experienced by both men and women. A group of hair loss disease is known as Alopecia areata. This occurs due to genetics or sometimes due to high levels of stress which leads to Balding. Alopecia is a difficult problem to deal with and even harder to treat.

Alopecia Aerata is an autoimmune disease which results in excessive hair loss in the scalp area. There are three types of alopecia areata: alopecia areata (AA), alopecia totalis (AT), and alopecia universalis (AU). Each one has a different cause. Alopecia Aerata is patchy hair loss, Universalis is a complete loss of hair on the scalp and totalis is hair loss all over the body.

At times, there are medical aspects that can be a primary cause of alopecia. Certain medications for diseases like diabetes, thyroid problems, lupus, radiation therapy and chemotherapy can lead to higher hair loss. Hormonal changes that go along with pregnancy and menopause and scalp infections can also cause hair loss. In these cases, consulting your doctor can be helpful in regaining your hair without putting in danger your medical condition.

When an individual does not have any definite medical problem causing the hair loss, the foremost thing one can do to encourage hair re-growth is to sustain a strong and steady diet. Eat foods which are high in protein, low in carbohydrates and have a concentrated fat substance are as useful to the scalp as they are to the body as a whole. Iron-rich foods like broccoli and brewers' yeast and B-12 vitamins are also vital. They help not only to fabricate the body's red blood cells but also may essentially help to overturn some forms of hair loss.

A very common and popular herb Aloe Vera taken as in natural form boosts the immune system and prop up healthy organ functioning. Aloe Vera guards our skin from many infections. It also helps in hair growth on the scalp. You can easily apply the aloe vera on your skin, scalp and hair every night. Onion juice is another very important product for your hair. It can begin to generate hair re-growth after just two weeks' of treatment. The juice is applied to the scalp twice daily for two months.

In Alopecia Hypnosis has been proven to be beneficial. Many studies shows that people with various forms of alopecia and who did not respond to other conventional treatments after undergoing 3 to 8 hypnotherapeutic sessions starts having hair re-growth.

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10 thoughts on “How Many Kinds Of Lupus Are There

  1. Sarah

    How do you get by living with Lupus?
    My Mom has Lupus and it was VERY hard for me and my sister growing up. She got addicted to her pain pills and sleeping pills, she tried to kill her self and she is very depressed. Im not real sure what kind of Lupus she has but she has weird blackouts, bone detection, grandma seizures, headaches, she got like EVERYTHING taken out of her stomach… The list goes on. I was just wondering how others deal with it? My Mom didnt take it so well… 🙁

    1. Bacse

      * My mom had grandma seizures when I told her my gf was pregnant.

      Lupus is an autoimmune disease – like rheumatoid arthritis. There’s pills for that to keep it in check.

  2. julie

    What kind of Neurological symptoms do you have with Lupus?
    I’m being tested for lupus after being sick for 2 yrs and I have tons of neurological symptoms just wondering if these are common symptoms for lupus. here are my symptoms.
    Burning stinging headaches, dizzy, lightheaded,vertigo, seizure type incidents, sharp shooting pains in head, also get weard sensations on my body like warm water pouring on me. Any info will be appreciated. If you have any neurological symptoms from Lupus pleas list them for me. Thanks!

    1. Linda R

      Some lupus patients have neurological symptoms, some do not. Lupus symptoms vary widely from patient to patient.

      Headaches could be caused by lupus or by Raynaud’s phenomenon or other things. Many lupus patients have Raynaud’s, a condition in which stress or cool temperatures cause the nerves to tell the blood vessels to clamp down and restrict blood flow, usually to hands and feet, but can also cause headaches.

      Lightheadedness can be caused by a number of things as well. Lupus patient are often anemic, When you are anemica, there is not enough available oxygen in your blood, which could account for light headedness or dizziness.

      Vertigo usually has to do with the inner ear. Lupus can cause inflammation anywhere, including the inner ear.

      I am not sure what you mean my “seizure type” incidents. Do you lose consciousness? Do you convulse? Some lupus patients do have seizures. But seizures can be caused by many other things.

      Lupus patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (sticky blood) which causes clots may have TIAs or ministrokes. This could account for your head pain and seizure type incidents. Ask to have your blood tested for this.

      As for the weird sensations, please find a clearer way to describe that as well. If you tell the doctor that you have “seizure type incidents” and “weird sensations on your body” you are not helping the doctor get to the root cause of your problem. If these weird sensations are painful, you could have neuropathy which sometimes comes with lupus, or diabtetes, or multiple sclerosis, or other things.

      As a patient your job is to give the doctor the best and clearest information possible. It is the doctor’s job to connect the dots. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on family history, your medical history, a wide variety of lab tests and after everything else is ruled out. There is no definitive lab test for lupus.

      To do your job, keep a symptom journal including
      1. a clear description of the symptom
      2. when it started
      3. how often it happens
      4. how long it lasts
      5. what makes it feel better
      6. what makes it feel worse
      7. to what degree does it interfere with your activities of daily living

      Then create a concise summary and bring a copy for your doc and a copy for you.

  3. ~ Pussycat Doll In Training ~

    How effective is a cytokine panel in determining if you have an autoimmune disease like lupus?
    I know it tests for many markers, but is it really a good test that expresses these traits or is it more of a hit or miss kind of test?

  4. Mia Bella

    What are they signs of Lupus and what kind of test do they do to find out if you have it?
    I went to the ER because I was having chest pain they did a bunch of test and said my heart was fine but I had some kind of inflammatory thing going on and then the doctor asked me if I had Lupus in my family and I have no idea what it is or anything and no we don’t. Could I have it? I’m making a follow up appointment with my doctor. Should I ask him to test me for Lupus? What do you think?

    1. Linda R

      There is no test for lupus. A diagnosis of lupus is made based on a variety of lab tests, medical history, symptoms and after other diseases have been ruled out. It often takes years to get a diagnosis.

      Inflammation of the lungs, pleurisy, is one of the symptoms of lupus. The ER doc was wise to mention it. I had repeated bouts of pleurisy and joint pain throughout my life. The docs dismissed it. In 2003, I ended up in hospital for 14 days where I was diagnosed. I was 51 at the time and had been having these problems since the age of 13!!!

  5. phinetic

    What are my chances of inheriting lupus form my mom?
    My mom only has the skin lupus, and not the kind that infects internal structures. I am also male (which I understand lessens your risk?). My father has no autoimmune diseases. I do have a few autoimmune disease however, which include hypothyroidism, and a small area of psoriasis on my leg.

    Are there other autoimmune disease I should be concerned about down the road? I’m turning 24 in a few months, and again I am also male.

    1. ParzLou

      Although anyone can get lupus, most estimates show that 9 out of 10 people who contract lupus are women. With it also being 3 times more likely to be found in African American women than white women

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