We recently received this email on alopecia and wanted to share. What are your experiences? Please feel free to add your thoughts in our comments section.
From a reader:
I have a 12 year old daughter that has alopecia totalis and has lost nearly 100% of the hair on her head. I have done extensive research on alopecia and there seems to be a link between it and celiac disease. I have had my daughters allergies tested (IgG) and she tested extremely high for wheat and gluten intolerances. I am wondering if you have had any experience with gluten allergies and alopecia. Any information you have on this would be extremely helpful.
There certainly is published information about the connection between alopecia and celiac disease. I have seen things like this, but whether or not avoiding gluten (or other foods to which she may be allergic) will help her hair grow back, only time will tell.
Dr. Stephen Wangen
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