IamA 25F with absolutely no body hair, AMA!
I like to do one of these about once a year to raise some general awareness for Alopecia!!
I’ve had Alopecia Universalis for about 5 years now. I rapidly started losing all of my body hair when my mother died at 52 from COPD/CHF. There are 3 categories of Alopecia; areata (patchy hair loss), totalis (hair loss above the neck) and Universalis (total body hair loss)
Currently there is no known cause or cure for Alopecia. Many insurance companies will not covers wigs for those with Alopecia and only cover them for patients with cancer or leukemia. I'm actually traveling to Seattle next week for the annual conference!!
This is my before picture from 2014: https://imgur.com/gallery/NpDdx
& this was during the hair loss process:https://imgur.com/a/R68E83N . (sorry for the poor quality, it refuses to download from my icloud)
I love answering questions about it and find that doing these help me when I educate students or even adults in public on what Alopecia is!
Ask away 😊
EDIT: alopecia universalis results in total body hair loss. So yes. Everything matches. I have a great decorator.
EDIT: WOW almost 24 hours later and I can’t keep Up with all of the comments!! I’m so so happy that I was able to spread some awareness! 😊