If you have Keloids, or Certain Types of Hair Loss, You May Also Have Uterine Fibroids

In a new study of almost 500,000 black women, published in JAMA Dermatology, it was found that Africa American women with hair loss known as alopecia have much higher odds of having the gynologic condition of uterine fibroids.

There is a unique type of hair loss in women of African heritage. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA). This condition is partially a result of low grade inflammation that triggers irritation, and eventual scaring of the area so that there is low oxygen, and fibrosis develops around the hair follicle.

Not only fibroids but other conditions like keloids and atherosclerosis are triggered by that inflammation. So any treatments we offer that control total body inflammation can be helpful at preventing hair loss, fibroids, heart disease, and keloids.

Since some women with early fibroids have no noticeable symptoms, it may be worth doing an ultrasound screening in women with hair loss.

For those who have hair loss, and want to address that, we recommend consultation and for some PRP therapy.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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