Lupus Hair Loss

Lupus Hair Loss

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system and cells that are charged with protecting your body attack your own healthy tissues and cells and different bodily systems, such as your brain, heart, lungs, and joints detecting them as intruders. Lupus is also a disease that is hard to diagnose, as its symptoms tend to mimic other disease symptoms. The most common symptom of lupus is a rash that appears on the face, almost having a butterfly pattern. This is the main reason that Lupus is sometimes referred to as butterfly disease. Lupus is a disease that affects %45 of people at least at some point in their lives. Symptoms of Lupus include joint aches, drying in the eyes, shortness of breath, rashes on various parts of the body, fatigue, chest ache, and even memory loss and disorientation.

Causes of Lupus

As mentioned before, Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which leads your own body’s immune system to target your own tissues and bodily systems. The triggers of lupus include sunlight, infections, wrong medications, and it is even considered hereditary. Being exposed to direct sunlight can cause a trigger in the skin, worsening the symptoms. Certain blood pressure drugs, anti-seizure medications, and antibiotics can potentially induce lupus. If a person who is affected by medicine-caused Lupus stops taking the said medication, their health usually improves and their symptoms get better. Still, the symptoms can sometimes last long after the medicine is stopped.

Can Lupus Cause Hair Loss?

The answer to the question many people affected by the Lupus disease ask is, unfortunately, yes. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects your skin, especially your face and scalp. Although some people lose clumps of hair, lupus can cause the hair on your scalp to progressively thin away. It's also possible to lose brows, eyelashes, beards, and body hair. When your lupus is treated, your hair will usually regrow. However, some lupus patients acquire circular lesions on their scalp. These discoid lesions cause permanent hair loss because they damage your hair follicles. Lupus can also cause the scalp hair along your hairline to become weak and readily fall off, resulting in lupus hair, which has a ragged appearance. Before lupus is identified, hair loss can be an indication of the condition. However, hair loss can be caused by a variety of conditions, so seek medical advice.

Is Treatment For Lupus-Caused Hair Loss Possible?

As it is with other permanent or temporary hair loss, hair loss caused by Lupus is also reversible. It is dependent on whether or not the hair loss caused by Lupus grows back. If you have scarring on your scalp as a result of lupus skin issues, hair may not regrow in certain areas. However, addressing lupus skin issues can help protect the hair you do have and encourage hair growth in regions where there are no scars. Yet there is a solution for the areas of your hair that doesn’t grow back because of Lupus-caused lesions. Getting a hair transplant will surely fix the parts of your hair that don’t grow back and eliminate the patchy hair loss, if there are any.

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