The Juans vocalist Carl Guevarra shared to his followers that he’s battling alopecia areata, an autoimmune dysfunction that triggers unpredictable, patchy hair loss.
On June 20, Carl posted on Twitter a photograph of his bald patch being injected with steroids.
Carl wrote (revealed as is), “ALOPECIA AREATA is an autoimmune situation the place my immune system assaults my very own hair follicles. A number of elements have an effect on it and there’s no recognized treatment other than anti-inflammatory modulators by way of steroids. Im posting this to boost consciousness & take away the stigma round it.”
In his subsequent collection of tweets, Carl opened up in regards to the psychological trauma that he has to cope with other than the extra apparent bodily signs of his situation.
He mentioned, “Nobody in all probability loves bald patches, however you might be lovable even with these patches. My hair is part of who I’m nevertheless it doesn’t outline my price.
“Greater than the bodily impact, the psychological exhaustion and psychological trauma vastly impacts sufferers with this situation. For we have no idea when it should seem or go away. So please be form to those that are going by way of it.”
Carl then shared pictures of his bald patches in 2016 and 2020.
Together with these pictures, he identified, “Not solely are injections painful, the general remedy (lotions, topical meds, food regimen necessities) are hella costly
“So with that, prayers and kindness might be very a lot appreciated.”
Regardless of his situation, Carl stays optimistic, and continues to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for others like him.
He additionally reminded his alopecia-stricken followers that they don’t seem to be alone.
He mentioned, “I’ll let you recognize guys as soon as im totally healed. However regardless, life goes on, I’m going to maintain doing what God has referred to as me to do. If in case you have alopecia areata, I see you, I really feel you, you’re not alone, and we hope collectively for therapeutic!”