Jackie Nguyen has been battling with depression for many years now, but just recently this emotional illness, along with harbouring a great deal of stress, has caused this young musical theatre actress to lose her hair.
Jackie’s story is much more common than you might think. Young, seemingly healthy women who start noticing large amounts of hair loss. Like Jackie, at first it’s easy to assume the worst. After checking herself into an emergency room, doctors began a myriad of tests to determine if there was a more serious underlying cause for her hair loss. Fortunately for Jackie, she got the all clear on the medical tests and instead left with a diagnosis of Alopecia Areata.
The Diagnosis: Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that can often be triggered by stress or emotional trauma. Alopecia areata causes the hair to fall out in small clumps, leaving smooth, round bald patches on the scalp and can later progress to total hair loss. For Jackie, whose brother passed away when she was 19, as well as her stressful job as an actress in New York City, Jackie was definitely susceptible to this hair loss condition, particularly due to her ongoing battle with depression.
Sharing Her Story
Last month Jackie, a regular contributor to the popular site Huffington Post, took to social media and bravely shared about alopecia areata and her hair loss. In two weeks Jackie;s hair loss had extended to 75 per cent of her hair. Not knowing what the next week might hold, Jackie went out and bought a wig; yet has embraced this unexpected chapter of her life. She has used this as an opportunity to shed light on depression as well as alopecia areata; stating that “Maybe someone, somewhere can relate and see that you’re not alone.”
Your Hair Loss Journey at Transitions Hair
We hear you Jackie, because here at Transitions Hair we have seen hundreds of women got through this same journey and come out the other side. At Transitions Hair we take your trust seriously, with what you want placed at the centre of everything we do. Each individual has a different experience so we get to know you and seek to understand your hair loss story. We are on the hair loss journey with you. As a leading provider of hair restoration and hair replacement solutions is Australia, Transitions Hair can cater for a variety of different hair loss problems and find the right solution to suit your hair loss needs.
To find out more about alopecia areata, or chat to one of our professional hair loss consultants, call 1300 427 778 or click here for your free confidential consultation.