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What Does the Fox Say about Living with Alopecia

There’s a chronic condition that many women live with that is as sly as a fox.  In fact, the name of the condition alopecia comes from the Ancient Greek for “fox disease” and dealing with it takes a lot of cunning.  Where a fox might shed its fur twice annually, many women who deal with alopecia find they might not experience hair regrowth for years – if ever.

Alopecia is caused by a common autoimmune skin disease that causes the body to attack the hair follicles as a foreign body.  This leads to a loss of hair on the scalp, face and other parts of the body.  Nearly 7 million Americans have this condition.

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With so much emphasis on hair being the “crowning glory” of a woman, those who lose their locks can experience a lot of stress, which only makes the situation worse.  But other women, find they can …