There is no doubt that elevated stress levels can cause a myriad of symptoms, but many women may be shocked to discover hair loss among those symptoms. Let’s discuss the science behind this connection, and ways you can guard against stress-related hair loss.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are three types of hair loss effected by stress:
- Telogen effluvium – This stress-related condition causes a large number of hair follicles to go into a resting stage. This leads to significant hair loss when washing or brushing hair.
- Trichotillomania – This condition is marked by an urge to pull hair out of the scalp or other areas of your body. This condition is brought on by a compelling need to relieve stress and is often a way to cope with high levels of stress or trauma.
- Alopecia areata – One of the possible causes of this condition is high amounts of stress. In this condition, the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
If you are experiencing hair loss, visit your doctor to make sure there is not an underlying condition that could be the culprit. If your doctor believes your hair loss is a result of high stress levels, practice self-care techniques, such as:
- Exercise, which can help reduce stress and promote an overall feeling of health.
- Relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation.
- Healthy foods can help balance your body and promote healing.
- Seek professional help from a therapist if these self-help techniques are not bringing you the relief you need.
If you have experienced hair loss, you don’t have to face it alone. The staff at Kalos Hair Restoration is here to help. Dr. Stong will help you navigate through the options available to you, and give you results that will restore your confidence. Visit us here to explore the treatments available just for women. Book an appointment online or give us a call at (404) 963-0871 to find your solution.
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