Weak Immune System as a Cause of Hair Loss

When you think of a weak immune system, you primarily think of an increased susceptibility to colds and viral infections. HIV and diabetes mellitus also weaken the body’s defenses. But there are numerous other symptoms that speak for a strengthening of the immune system and indicate an increased risk of hair loss due to a weakened immune system.

Why hair loss occurs due to a weakened immune system

Your immune system is responsible for fighting off dangerous germs, viruses and bacteria. It protects you from infections and is reflected in the fact that your skin is literally glowing and your hair is shiny.

When hair loss occurs due to a weakened immune system, this symptom is usually based on a longer period of stress or even chronic stress. Too little sleep, too much work and psychological problems can lower the immune system and lead to weakness.

If you listen to your skin and take dull hair or pimples, cold sores, and warts seriously, you’ll spot a body’s overload long before the condition becomes critical. Before the metabolism takes place in the scalp and your hair is supplied with vital substances, your body takes care of the defense against external influences and the associated damage to your health. The weaker the body’s system is, the less your hair is nourished and the higher the risk of hair loss.

Finding the cause is the priority

A weakened immune system is always mentioned very quickly. However, a diagnosis of the strength or weakness of your body’s system is hardly possible without investigating the causes, your body’s own defenses and the self-healing mechanisms.

In a dermatological examination with a blood count, the reason for your hair problem is identified most quickly and easily.

You can strengthen your body by eating healthy and rich in vitamins. Before you take care of your hair growth and think about treating hair loss, which is caused by a weakened immune system, you should focus on your inner harmony and strengthening the body’s own defences.

Symptoms of hair loss with immune problems

If the hair falls out and the reason lies in the body’s own system, the hair loss usually does not come as a solitary signal. Other symptoms such as a rash, herpes or blisters in the oral mucosa or on the gums are not uncommon. A sallow complexion with increased sebum production can also indicate the problem and be accompanied by severe hair loss.

When hair loss is caused by a weakened immune system, the expression is usually diffuse and affects your entire head. Circular hair loss is rare, so you don’t have to assume immune problems if you have a receding hairline or a tonsure. In addition to the visual signs, tiredness, exhaustion and lack of concentration as well as the feeling of a cold are common accompanying symptoms when the body fails and can no longer defend itself against external influences.

Weak Immune System as a Cause of Hair Loss

Stress as the main trigger

They are actually in good health, have no debilitating medical conditions and have never had a herpes outbreak. But with a change in your life everything changes and suddenly you feel exhausted and your skin sends clear signals.

The hair is dull and falls out in large quantities. You sweat profusely and suffer from dandruff on your scalp. In fact, the number one cause of hair loss is a weakened immune system at its core, caused by stress. This weakens the immune cells, which is also the trigger for more frequent diseases and infections. When this point is reached, your body no longer has the power to strengthen the hair follicles and hair loss is inevitable.

To face the problem and strengthen your defenses, you need to get rid of stress. As a rule, this only works if you change your lifestyle and focus more on yourself and your well-being.

Hair transplantation helps with hair loss due to a weakened immune system

Even if you know the cause of the hair loss and your weakened immune system, it does not mean that your hair will grow back full and healthy. If the follicles have already died and fallen out, only a hair transplant can help against baldness and all the feelings you have about it.

The operation is performed minimally invasively under local anesthesia. The treatment team removes grafts from the donor area to then place them in the recipient area on your head.

First and foremost, you need to strengthen your body and ensure that hair loss does not occur again after the treatment due to a weakened immune system. In our hair clinic you will be given detailed advice and examined in this regard. Only if nothing stands in the way of the procedure and the healing phase lasting several months can you make an appointment for your own hair transplantation and have the treatment carried out.

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