Is Celiac disease Damaging your hair? What can you do

Is Celiac disease damaging your hair? What can you do

There may be a number of reasons for your hair loss including aging, bad diet, stress and medications. But if your hair loss is not caused by any of these issues, you may need to research a bit more as celiac disease might be the main culprit behind your hair loss.

Celiac disease is a condition in which a protein named “Gluten”, mostly found in wheat, damages your intestine. The severe damages of intestine can trigger hair loss.

How it causes hair loss?

Whenever you suffer from celiac disease, it affects your immune system in the intestine. If celiac disease is left untreated for a longer period of time, it can cause your immune system to behave abnormally and cause patchy hair loss all over the scalp, just like in Alopecia Areata. In Alopecia Areata, you lose hair in the form patches from all over the scalp and in extreme cases, it can lead you to complete baldness.

Moreover, celiac disease can also cause your immune system to attack the thyroid. In this case, your thyroid will become unable to produce sufficient amount of hormones for the body leading to a severe hair loss.

Treatment Options

Most surgeons recommend some medications and non-surgical hair loss therapies for hair loss issues triggered by celiac disease.


When you suffer from celiac disease, your body gets a deficiency of some important nutrients like calcium, iron, vitamin, zinc and many more. Most surgeons suggest taking supplements that reduce the deficiency of these important nutrients. You’ll need to have gluten free diet along with these supplements to fight the celiac disease.

Non-surgical hair loss treatments

Initially, you need to correct the behavior of your autoimmune system with some medications like minoxidil and corticosteroid to stop the hair loss condition. After that, you may have some proper hair restoration procedure to get your hair back. Following are the best treatments for this type of hair loss.

PRP for hair loss

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for hair loss is a non-surgical hair restoration procedure and is most suitable alopecia treatment in Dubai. In this procedure, a platelet rich plasma is obtained from the sample of your own blood. This obtained PRP is directly injected in the areas of scalp suffering from alopecia. The PRP has higher growth factors that enhance the collagen and elastin production in your scalp resulting in a better growth of hair.

Home remedies to boost the treatment

Your surgeon at hair transplant Dubai Clinic will brief you about all the home remedies that are essential for boosting up the results of alopecia treatment in Dubai.

Massaging your head with some natural oil like almond oil, rose to marry oil is essential to strengthen the hair follicles. Most surgeons recommend rubbing your scalp with onion and garlic juice. However, these home remedies are only essential if you use them with some proper hair loss treatment.

Book a Free Consultation

In order to get further assistance on your hair loss condition and examination of your scalp, you can book a free consultation with hair transplant Dubai clinic. The clinic is a leading center for performing surgical and non-surgical treatments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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