Healthy Habits for Bonsall and Fallbrook Folks: Alopecia – The attack of the immune system
Last updated 2/2/2020 at 2:51pm
Hair loss can be embarrassing, concerning and even a sign of a health problem. Hair might start to show up on the pillow, more on the hairbrush, in the shower drain and, in some cases, small bald spots may become noticeable.
A possible cause of this excess hair loss could be from a condition called alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune disorder. This type of hair loss can also be called spot baldness. In this case, the immune system has started to attack the hair follicles. Hair can start to fall out in clumps that can even be the size of a quarter.
Some might only lose hair in a few spot...