Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hair Loss? What You Need to Know (Creakyjoints.org)

December 8, 2021
Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD

While rheumatoid arthritis rarely causes hair loss directly, related factors like medication and stress can play a role. Learn more about what can cause hair loss in rheumatoid arthritis and how to prevent and treat it.

Although hair loss isn’t harmful, it can be devastating. It can change the way you see yourself and hurt your self-confidence.

“There’s no question that hair loss is exceedingly burdensome,” says Adam Friedman, MD, Professor and Chair of Dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine. “Your hair is your crown and it’s something that tells the world about you.”

But here’s the good news: Hair often grows back and there are many ways to treat hair loss. By talking to your doctor about rheumatoid arthritis and hair loss, you can work together to pinpoint the causes, treatment options, and ways to cope.

Read the full article on Creakyjoints.org.

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