This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Alopecia Areata - Research Needed

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I would like the government to TAKE ACTION to help those, like me, suffering with the hair-loss disease Alopecia Areata by FUNDING RESEARCH to FIND A CURE.

Alopecia is an autoimmune disease- the immune system attacks hair follicles. The exact cause is unknown. Approximately 1.7% of the population are affected by Alopecia.

It affects men, women & children - about 25% of people affected have a family history of the condition.

Alopecia can destroy confidence & self-esteem and can have a detrimental effect on relationships, families and careers.

Alopecia is not taken seriously by many health professionals as it's not life-threatening. BUT it is NOT "just a hair issue". It is a HEALTH issue. I am a bald 29 year old woman. I have no eyebrows, lashes or body hair. That is not healthy.

Our bodies should have hair. Hair serves a purpose. It's not just to look pretty.

Research is needed into the cause, and hopefully cure, of Alopecia. Thanks.

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