Consider this: It takes an average of eight years for someone with a rare disease to get a diagnosis. Many adults have endured symptoms for decades before finding out what’s wrong with them. Even with a diagnosis, their challenges may not be over. The world of rare diseases is often complicated and misunderstood.
Search the word bald and you’ll find lots of information — about men going bald. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes baldness in men and women. This is Jean Jackson’s story.
Jean Jackson is bald. Totally. Not a single hair on her entire body. It’s happened to her twice. Read her story on the Catching Health blog.