It isn't deadly but it can kill you.

Is Alopecia Areata fatal?

I found myself typing that question into the Google search bar today. 78,300 results in less than a second, but I wasn't able to find anything substantial.

All I found is that it doesn't cause pain, it's not physically uncomfortable, it doesn't make you sick or anything of that matter.

But it might as well be fatal, because the wounds that you can't see are the hardest wounds to treat.

Some autoimmune diseases give you physical pain, something that you can see or that shows up on blood work or can even be physically seen. Some of them can kill you in a short period of time, some can be a long staged battle.

Then there's Alopecia Areata which attacks you from out of the blue and takes away something that can mean the world for some people. Hair is such an integral aspect of daily life that we don't really notice it until it's gone.

I myself never realized that I depended on my hair this much. I mean, yes, I love my hair and I take care of it, I am very much attached to it but I didn't realize that I'm this attached. Heck, I didn't even want to cut my hair, not even an inch. I planned to, but I just couldn't get around to it. Then all of a sudden nearly every strand falls out in less than a month.

Ganun ba talaga? Pag mahal mo, iniiwan ka?
(Do the ones we love really have to leave us?)

Yes, alopecia areata is not deadly, but it might as well could have killed me. Thank God for my pride that I didn't do anything stupid. Thank goodness for my grandparents, for being my rocks and for offering their support and love during a challenging time. I'm also thankful for little windows of my past opening up.

It's also a weird disease, to be honest. I mean, a disease possibly caused by stress becomes a stress factor.

If you can get past the hairloss part, good for you. Now deal with the uncertainty of the treatment and maintenance, because there is definitely no cure for Alopecia Areata. How fun.

Sources: Medical News Today,, and Harvokse Clinic


  1. Same po tanong ko dn yan . Alaga ko din tlga ung hair ko . Kse isa dn tlga ito na alam nman ntin tlga na nakkapagpa pretty sa atin .. relate ako kse ganito dn kadami maglagas ang hair ko sguro dahil sa kakapanganak ko plng or dahil my aloepecia areata .. tiwala lang po magging okay din po ang hair mo πŸ™❤️😍(Apple Joy CamaΓ±ero)

  2. Done reading this blog po. True ako din po talagang inaalagaan ko ang hair ko pero madalas po nalalagas din ang hair ko. Sending prayers for the fast recovery po ng hair nyo po. ☺️πŸ™πŸ» Pray lang po and trust God magiging okay din po ang lahat πŸ₯°

  3. Thanks for sharing Your Sadly Experience about your Hair Ate Ness, Truly i'm so sad. But Also this Kind of Blog was Really Amazing Kung Paano Tayo patuloy na Lumalaban sa mga Triala na dumarating sa Buhay Natin, Always Thanks God Kasi Hanggang ngayon Patuloy Siyang Kumikilos sa Buhay at patuloy na may binabago. Sending my Prayers for you Ate Ness.. KAYA YAN IKAW PA πŸ‘ŠπŸ™☝πŸ˜‡

  4. True, it may not kill you physically but deep inside it will. In order to fight this kind of condition. It takes a great support system (family/friends) to overcome the challenges that cones with it. And most of all, to survive with this we need to find strength that comes from God.