A certain amount of hair loss on a daily basis is perfectly normal. However, many people have reported unusual amounts of hair loss since the pandemic began. This excessive hair loss may be temporary and attributed to all the stressful events that happened in the past year. If you have been experiencing more hair loss than usual lately, should you see a medical professional? Here’s what you should know if you’ve been experiencing significant hair loss during the pandemic.
Cause of Pandemic Related Hair Loss
The excessive hair loss experienced by people during the pandemic may be caused by a temporary condition called telogen effluvium. This condition can create significant hair loss around three months after stressful events, illness, weight loss or childbirth. There is typically no itchiness, scaliness or bald spots as with other causes of hair loss. If you notice these symptoms, you may want to see a specialist.
Self-Care for Pandemic-Related Hair Loss
One of the best ways to self-treat pandemic-related hair loss is to reduce your stress levels. Get plenty of rest and exercise and consume healthy foods. You can also manage stress by practicing meditation or seeking professional help through a therapist. Use products that help promote hair growth. These products may be able to help you regrow your hair over a period of a few months.
Get Help with Hair Loss Today
If you are dealing with significant hair loss, you may want to seek a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Benjamin C. Stong. Dr. Stong can examine you to determine if your significant hair loss is a result of pandemic stress or something more serious. There are a number of hair loss treatment options available to help you get your luscious locks back. Contact Kalos Hair Restoration to schedule an appointment.
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