Canterbury Bulldogs boss reveals battle with Alopecia Areata

Canterbury Bulldogs boss

Many people had begun to speculate about the cause of Raelene Castle’s hair loss; many believed she had cancer, or that the stress of being the only female club boss was causing her to lose her hair. However Castle has recently revealed the real reason behind her hair loss, going public with her battle with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease which causes hair loss and thinning hair.

Castle has now opened up about her ongoing struggle with alopecia areata; especially as the condition is becoming harder and harder to hide. As the hair loss spreads across her parting line she currently uses hair pieces to disguise her thinning hair. However she fears that soon, not even hair pieces will cover the increasing hair loss.

"It's hard to finish drying your hair and see the bathroom floor covered in it every morning. It's a daily reminder. There are days when it just sucks."

Hair Loss in Women

Castle first noticed her thinning hair at the age of 34 and has been suffering from alopecia areata for the past decade. Her younger brother Ryan also has alopecia areata, however as Castle has experienced firsthand, hair loss is women is treated very differently than hair loss in men.  

Many assume that hair loss in women is the sign of a something far more serious, with Castle stating that it was important she tell people she did not have cancer, nor was the stress of her job causing her hair to fall out.

"It's not normal for women to lose their hair. I really don't want people to think it's the job and that stress is making my hair fall out. That's simply not true."

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