Alopecia areata affects approximately 6.8 million people in the United States and 147 million people worldwide. Both men and women can suffer from alopecia. African Americans under the age of 30 suffer most often from this disease, while Asians are less commonly affected. It is estimated that 40% of women suffer from hair loss.
There is still hope for those suffering from alopecia, as Olumiant, a new prescribed medicine, was approved recently by the FDA. In our previous blog, we discussed this topic here.