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3 Autoimmune Diseases That Can Cause Hair Loss

Is an autoimmune disease the cause of your hair loss?

Is an autoimmune disease the cause of your hair loss?

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans. There are as many as 80 different types of autoimmune diseases, each varying in symptoms and severity. If you’ve been diagnosed with one of the following autoimmune diseases, it’s possible that you could experience hair loss as a result.

Alopecia Areata

This autoimmune disease is caused when the body’s immune system disrupts the hair follicles. White blood cells attack hair follicles, causing an interruption in the hair growth cycle. Alopecia areata affects approximately 2 percent of the United States population, though it is most frequently seen in children and young adults.


Lupus affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation. This autoimmune disease affects many different systems and organs in the body, causing a variety of symptoms including hair loss. Other symptoms include fatigue, headache, painful joints, anemia, and abnormal blood clotting.

Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

Also known as Hashimoto’s disease, Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis occurs when the cells of the immune system attack the thyroid gland. Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Symptoms include fatigue, swollen face, hoarse voice, unexplained weight gain, and hair loss.

If you feel that you may be suffering from the following autoimmune diseases, consult a doctor and seek medical attention. As you take steps towards maintaining your health, combat your hair loss by wearing a headpiece or professionally styled wig.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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