'The bald patch seemed to get bigger and bigger' 

Gita Mendis was diagnosed with alopecia in 2008.

In this video, Gita talks about her experience of alopecia areata, how she felt when she noticed her hair loss, and the treatment she received.

Alopecia: Gita's story

Hair loss, or alopecia, affects an estimated 8 million women in the UK. In this video, Gita Mendis talks about her experience of alopecia areata, how she felt when she noticed her hair loss, and the treatment she received.

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