Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress related hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. If you get your stress under control, your hair might grow back. If not, there are viable procedures to ensure permanent hair restoration.

Stress related hair loss can be treated.

Stress related hair loss can be treated.

There are three types of hair loss that are associated with stress:

Telogen effluvium is a condition where intense stress causes volumes of follicular hair to go into a latent phase. In months hair will fall out when combing or washing your hair.

Trichotillomania causes a person to pull hair out from the scalp or other parts of the body.

Alopecia aerate causes the body’s immune system to attack hair follicles resulting in hair loss.

If you experience sudden hair loss, speak with your doctor or dermatologist to be sure you don’t have an underlying condition.

Here are some common indicators of hair loss:

  • Thinning hair
  • Clumps of hair come out in your brush
  • Bald spots start to appear
  • Abnormal hair loss or thinning
  • Diminishing hair on other parts of our body
  • Excessive hair in your comb, brush, or shower
  • Feeling of stress and anxiety

Hair loss can come and go, occur often, or persist. Hair loss may accompany, or occur after an escalation of other anxiety. There are also numerous medical conditions that can cause anxiety symptoms and hair loss is one of them. If you have persistent problems with hair loss, discuss it with your doctor.

Your doctor will be able to diagnose your problem knowing what to look for in stress-related conditions and other problems that might be the cause.