Study Shows Alopecia Areata Has Negative Impact on Sexual Quality of Life

Mar 25, 2019

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently conducted a study to evaluate the sexual quality of life in patients with alopecia areata and the results were recently published online in the International Journal of Trichology. 

Eighty-one patients recruited from the NAAF community were surveyed and the findings suggest that alopecia areata has a negative impact on a patient's sexual quality of life, which has been shown to be a significant predictor of mental and physical well-being.

The results of this study lend further support to the fact that alopecia areata is a medical disorder with important negative health consequences, and the group hopes that the findings will raise awareness among health professionals and increase efforts to mitigate this impact in clinical practice.

The researchers would especially like to thank the survey respondents for their participation in this study.

For more information please refer to the following article:

Li SJ, et al. The Impact of Alopecia Areata on Sexual Quality of Life. Int J Trichology. 2018 Nov-Dec;10(6):271-274.

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