Can Cannabis Help Treat Alopecia?

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A significant proportion of patients with alopecia areata use cannabis, oftentimes seeking relief from psychosocial symptoms related to their hair loss. Can Cannabis Help? Photo by Taisiia Shestopal via Unsplash There are several different types of alopecia areata: the primary condition as well as other rarer types, such as alopecia areata totalis, which causes people to lose all the hair on their head; alopecia areata universalis involves hair loss all over the body; diffuse alopecia areata involves sudden thinning of the hair instead of losing hair in patches; last but not least, there is ophiasis alopecia areata, which results in hair loss through a band pattern on the back and side of the head. For individuals that have been diagnosed with alopecia areata, speaking to your medical professional first is always recommended. CBD products can also help patients deal with the psychological impact of alopecia areata.

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A significant proportion of patients with alopecia areata use cannabis, oftentimes seeking relief from psychosocial symptoms related to their hair loss. Here’s how else cannabis can be used.

This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and has been reposted with permission.

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