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Can Lupus Patients Have Hair Transplant?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, commonly known as butterfly disease, is an autoimmune disease, that is, a disease in which the body is alienated from its own cells and the immune system creates a defence mechanism. In lupus, or butterfly disease, the immune system defends against collagen, one of the most important substances in the human body. Its severity or decrease under the influence of various factors is not predictable. It is a skin disease that can affect every part of the body. It can even cause multiple organ failure. It affects the skin, heart cells, brain and kidneys. It causes permanent tissue damage and inflammation. It is frequently seen between the ages of 15-45 and in women. It is more common in people of African, Asian and Native American origin. It is a skin disease in which genetic predisposition is effective.

Causes of Lupus Disease

Causes of Lupus Disease

Although there is no definite information about the exact cause of lupus disease, it is said by experts that genetic and environmental factors are effective and that it is also caused by the gene predisposition against the immune system. In addition to these, emotional and physical stress is a disease that can occur with the effect of traumas

Symptoms of Lupus Disease

Lupus can affect any part of the body. It manifests itself with different symptoms. Some of these symptoms are;

  • Headache and fatigue
  • Being sensitive to the sun
  • Being sensitive to the sun
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea problems
  • Anaemia
  •  Redness of the joints
  •  Hair loss (hair loss does not grow back)
  •  Butterfly-shaped rashes on the nose and cheeks
  •  Numbness in fingers and toes when cold
  •  Swelling around the eyes, hands and feet
  •  Enlargement of the spleen and liver
  •  Pain and inflammation in the muscles
  •  Inflammation of the veins
  •  If it affects the central nervous system, memory problems and hallucinations may occur.
Symptoms of Lupus Disease

How Lupus Disease is Diagnosed

  •  Kidney problems
  •  Repeated ulcers around the nose and mouth
  •  Reaction of the skin to sunlight
  •  Neurological and psychological problems
  •  Arthritis, ie inflammation in the joint area
  •  Hair loss, scalp redness and exfoliation
  •  The presence of anti-nuclear detected in the blood
  •  Redness and rash around the face
  •  Inflammation of the heart and lungs
  •  Decreased white cell levels and anaemia
  • Lupus can only be diagnosed as a result of laboratory and clinical studies. However, the presence of four of these 10 symptoms indicates the presence of lupus disease.

Treatment of Lupus Disease

Lupus, i.e. butterfly disease, is not treated with a definitive solution. However, drug treatment is applied according to its stage and severity. Since the main cause of the disease is the attack of the immune system against its own cells, treatment is primarily applied with drugs that will keep this attack under control. Strong drug treatments are also applied for diseases such as kidney, anaemia, inflammation that occur with the effect of this disease. Along with drug treatments, changes in lifestyle can reduce the severity of lupus. Meditation, regular sleep, avoiding stress, avoiding direct exposure to sunlight, taking vitamins C and D, omega 3 fatty acids supplements, avoiding places that are likely to be infected with germs will have a positive effect on reducing the severity of lupus as well as improving the quality of life.

Can Lupus Patients Have Hair Transplant?

Lupus, like many skin diseases, does not bypass the scalp. It causes scaling and redness on the scalp. It triggers regional hair loss by damaging hair pigments. Hair loss due to this disease does not grow again. For this reason, lupus patients start to research treatment methods for their hair loss. One of these treatments is hair transplant. Lupus patients can undergo hair transplant treatment. But the disease must be in remission. It will be a risky and unsuccessful procedure to apply hair transplant treatment in a period when there are still severe wounds and hair loss. In almost all autoimmune diseases, medical intervention is not performed while the lesions persist. Since the severity of the disease varies from person to person, the success rate of hair transplantation operation depends on this. Hair transplant for lupus patients should definitely be done with the help of a

As Hair Center of Turkey; Together with our expert dermatologist, anaesthesia doctor and expert hair transplant teams, we have successfully and permanently concluded the operations of more than 8 thousand patients, including patients with different skin diseases. If you want to learn more about the subject, you can contact our Hair Center of Turkey team.

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About the Author: Dr. Eren Demir crop
Eren Demir was born in Izmir in 1989. In 2014, he graduated from Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his doctorate and medical speciality training in the field of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation at Health Sciences University Haseki Training and Research Hospital. During the autumn and spring semesters of 2020-2021, he gave trainings on Basic Anaesthesia and Clinical Anaesthesia to many students as an academician at Gedik University. Specialist Doctor Eren Demir has many articles published in international refereed journals in his field. He is a member of the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. Eren Demir, who worked as a specialist doctor in various hospitals, worked as the responsible physician of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic in Avcılar Murat Kölük State Hospital affiliated to the Ministry of Health for many years. Eren Demir, who has been working in the fields of hair transplantation and aesthetics for many years, continues his valuable work as a Specialist Doctor at Hair Center of Turkey Hair Transplant Clinic.
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