We hope that this section has given you some useful information about Alopecia. Don't worry if some of the information provided in this section seemed to complicated or nothing like what is happening to you, after all every individual feels the effects of alopecia differently. We hope you can at least understand the different types of alopeica and realise that they are all very different and seperate conditions. It can however be very difficult to distinguish the different types, especially for GP's (which is why we are working with GP's to provide them with the information they need to be able to give accurate and helpful advice).
Where to go from here
Though we want to ensure you have all the information you need, we don't want to scare you with all the facts. The best way to learn about the condition on a personal level (none of this clinical, this is how you should be feeling stuff!) is to talk to people about it, get involved and learn from people who have already been there, or are experiencing what you are going through at the moment.
See our 24/7 Support page for details on all the ways you can get involved through Alopecia Awareness and hopefully you can get a better idea about what the condition is really like, how people react to the treatments available and how people manage to get on with their everyday life. I personally recommend the Diaries section provided by Leanne Flavell (and soon many more) to get an idea of how people are affected by and how they cope with Alopecia.
May we extend our special thanks to Susan Devenish Mutton BEd (Hons), MIT, IAT, LCGI - A Consultant and Clinical Trichologist practicing in Plymouth and Exeter for her continued support for our organisation and much welcomed contribution to this section of our website. Her input allowed us to ensure that the information we provide to all our users is accurate and reliable.