Autoimmune Illnesses

I have Graves’ Disease and Fibromyalgia. Both are autoimmune illnesses. I got my first grey hair at the age of 2. I started going grey in high school. I always thought it was a due to family genetics. I have since learned that grey hair is linked to the body’s immune system, which means that I probably had issues a lot longer than I first believed.

Research has shown that when the immune system is activated, it limits MITF cells, which result in increase grey hair. MITF cells turn on genes necessary to make pigment in hair cells.

Graves’ Disease is also link to hair loss.

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