Alopecia Awareness Month

August is a special month, because it brings to light an autoimmune disease that is often not recognized; Alopecia. 

A person's immune system is designed to protect you from disease and infection by attacking organisms and other invaders that cause disease. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells. In the case of Alopecia, the immune system actually attacks the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out. 

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