Alopecia areata affects 2 percent of the worldwide population. And although it doesn’t cause physical pain or make you feel sick, it can be a psychologically devastating disease. This autoimmune disease involves the loss of hair around the scalp, face and parts of the body. It can come on at any time, without warning. It’s commonly misdiagnosed as other types of hair loss, like androgenetic alopecia (also called male pattern baldness). But with alopecia areata, your immune system is actually attacking your hair follicles. So treatment plans have to address the autoimmune response that’s occurring. (1)
There are conventional medications and creams doctors commonly prescribe to help hair regrow. But most of them come with side effects and only result in temporary hair growth. There are also natural hair loss remedies that will help to boost your immune system, reduce inflammation and correct nutrient deficiencies that may be making the condition worse.