So you’ve probably already read about the crazy accident that left me with traumatic head injury, concussion, and triggered a form of Alopecia, which is an autoimmune disorder. If not, you can read it here.
It was a crazy month of tests, MRI’s, scans, blood work and then more MRI’s scans, and blood work looking for answers for the hair loss. Finally after a biopsy at a dermatologist, the results came back as a form of Alopecia triggered by trauma and stress. Mine was also magnified due to the fact that the hit to the head came right where my pineal gland is located.
Disclaimer — I’m not a doctor, but this is what I’m learning about Alopecia.
Doing research on Alopecia, I quickly learned that:
- Alopecia in most cases is an autoimmune disorder where your body is so inflamed that it begins attacking your own hair follicles and suppresses growth of new hair. Say what?
- Alopecia and autoimmune disorders are more likely in those who have family members who experienced it.
- Alopecia is not contagious, however.
- Alopecia is not painful, just mostly psychological as you deal with your new identity of no hair and not recognizing the person in the mirror.
- Some notice loss of hair all over their body.
- Your hair can grow back, but not until your body is healthy from the inside out.
- Doctors will want to prescribed minoxidil and and steroids creme. The side effects of these are crazy!
- There is no certain pattern from person to person how or when your hair will return.
Dealing with Autoimmune Disorder.
As I dug in to learn more about Autoimmune disorders, more began to make sense. Our stomach is responsible for 80% of our immune system. When we eat the wrong foods our stomach and bodies are inflamed. Our immune system spends time trying to fight the inflammation as it sees it as foreign matter to our bodies.
So with this knowledge it would make sense that our diets and what we eat are at the high spectrum of how our body will respond to a solution for an autoimmune disorder. What are you eating? Do you know if it is inflammatory to your body? Trust me, you need to know.
After learning what causes autoimmune disorders, immediately I changed my diet. I begin to cut out those food and drinks that were inflammatory to my body. I knew I’d need to restore health to the inside of my body before I’d ever see results on the outside.
This is the best book I’ve read on Autoimmune Disorders and Solutions for reversing symptoms. (I’ve attached my affiliate resource link here for your convenience). Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, MD.
Are you struggling with an autoimmune disorder? I’d love to hear from you.
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