On Thursday, the trailer of Gone Kesh was released that features Shweta Tripathi in the lead role. Ever since the trailer released, it is receiving a lot of appreciation from the audience. The trailer makes us familiar with a sensitive issue and a disease not known to many.
In the trailer, Shweta Tripathi plays a girl who loves to dance but is diagnosed with Alopecia Areata after he mother finds a lot of hair from the bathroom and get her for a checkup. The trailer shows us a glimpse of the actress suffering from bald patches.
Alopecia is a condition in which a form of hair loss happens when the immune system mistakenly views hair follicles as a threat to health. The condition leads to patchy hair loss or complete hair loss on the head or body hair.
The condition can be affected to anyone irrespective of gender, age and according to a health portal, the condition can hit anyone before the age of 30.
The common type of hair loss faced by both men and women is called androgenetic alopecia. The second most type is called the alopecia areata. This leads to bald patch and is common to people who suffer from autoimmune diseases. One common form of alopecia areata is alopecia barbae in which the beard experience bald patches or hair loss.
Causes and symptoms
The condition occurs when the white blood cells attack the hair follicles cells causing them to slow down hair production. Although it is still unknown what causes the white blood cells to attack the hair follicles.
The most common and noticeable symptoms are patchy hair loss. Coin size patches on the scalp or on the beard and eyelashes.
Currently, there is no cure for alopecia areata, though doctors prescribe some treatment to get the hair grown back quickly. The prevention is as harder as the condition is to predict. Common treatment includes steroid injection, oral cortisone tablets and solution to strengthen hair follicles.
Since a medical treatment is yet to be discovered, the home remedies for the condition is lesser but people have often recommended rubbing onion, garlic juice, coconut milk, cooled green tea bag but no research has been conducted on these.