Posted 8/9/2018 6:54 AM (GMT -6)
Hair loss is a frequent complaint of UC patients who are flaring. The flares are the likely cause. Hair loss is a delayed-reaction to the worst of a flare. We can be malnourished, have low blood iron (be anemic), have low vitamin B, B12, or D, and any of those things individually can cause hair loss. Hair regrowth is often a delayed reaction to a recovery from a UC flare. Give it time, the loss will slow, stop, and then regrow. Always look at the long-game, and not the short-game. And make sure you have the underlying problems reversed. We're much more prone to having anemia, low vitamins B, B12, or D than the general population (genetic variants more common with UC patients); not guaranteed by any means but just higher odds of having them. Eat a varied diet of healthy foods high in those things, and consider supplements if still needed.