Lately we're hearing a lot about autoimmune diseases, they are when the body starts to attack itself. When the body feels like there's a foreign invader, it will do everything to preserve itself, such as when you get a cold, you're body does everything it can to get you back whole and healthy. But for some reason, the body will sometimes sense that there is an invader, when in fact it's really your own body. So it starts to attack what it perceives as the invader. In the case of Alopecia Areata, it's the hair follicles that get attacked.
So what do you do if you start to feel like you're losing more hair than normal? That's what we will cover next week..