Can Colonics Help Treat Alopecia Areata?
What is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia essentially is a scientific term for baldness. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles causing a person’s hair to fall out. Most often the hair will fall out in clumps leaving patches the size of a quarter. The amount of hair loss does vary among individuals.
Who Does Alopecia Areata Attack?
Almost anyone can develop alopecia. The disease is not limited to age, sex or race however if you have a relative with alopecia or other autoimmune disorders your chances increase significantly.
How Can Alopecia Areata Be Treated?
At the moment there is no true cure for alopecia, but there are several ways to treat the condition. Most often drugs are prescribed that are used for other ailments or conditions.
- Minoxidill (Rogaine)- This is a topical drug used for baldness. The results should only take about 12 weeks to see although the effectiveness is very inconsistent and not completely reliable.
- Corticosteroids- These are a common anti-inflammatory drug prescribed for autoimmune disease. There are several ways the drug can be used and can be administered including topically, orally or injected.
- Topical Immunotherapy- If the hair loss is widespread or reoccurs this is the best treatment option. This is because the treatment causes inflammation which may promote hair regrowth.
How Can Colonics Help?
As technology and society have continued to develop over the years our world has inevitably become toxic through chemical manufacturing. Not only is the air we breathe full of pollution but the food we eat and the water we drink are both full of toxins as well. Evidence has shown that a buildup of toxins in the body is linked to a greater risk of autoimmune conditions. Although there is no way to completely avoid these toxins taking part in regular cleansing is a great way to help reduce your toxin levels.
Posted by Meaghan LaFranca, M.Sc, Nutritionist, Colon Therapist
June 06, 2016 by Annie