Hair loss caused by stress

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Stress can ordinarily be said to be any interference that disturbs a person’s mental and physical well being and may be experienced in response to a range of physical and emotional stimuli.


Sudden or excessive weight loss, a severe physical or emotional shock, surgery, or even fever and the flu can bring hair loss that could last several months.

Continuous exposure to stress often leads to mental disorder, anxiety, depression and also physical factors like muscular aches and pains.

When faced with stressful situation, the human body responds by increasing the production of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol but however, at a certain level disrupt a person’s ability to cope.
Anxiety caused by stress is not always the cause of hair loss rather your anxiety causes you to think and give more care to our hair than necessary thereby weakening the scalps and at the same time, cause loss of hair.





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Stress leads to three main factors of hair loss.

1). Alopecia Areata

Extreme stress triggers this condition which causes the white blood cells to attack the hair follicles causing them to shrink, slow down hair production automatically leading to hair loss.



2. Telogen effluvium

These factor doesn’t actually lead to hair loss but causes hair to stop growing for a while.
Stress pushes large numbers of hair follicle into a resting phase and within (2-4) months,affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.



3. Trichotillomania

Irresistible Urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows and other areas of your body as a way of dealing with uncomfortable feelings like stress, tension, loneliness, boredom or frustration .
Trichotillomania is a habitual condition and affected persons pill out hair without even realizing it.




General Treatment


1. Diagnose where the stress is coming from and remove the causative agent of stress.


2. take hair supplements

3. Eat nutritious food (Rich in iron and vitamins)


4. Take medications like Minoxidil


5. Therapy


6. Be positive on your hair


7. Cope with the causes

For women. Causes of Hair Loss

8. Try home Remedies :massaging your Hair with onion,almond oil, guts juice, cooled green tea.









9. Sleep

(6) Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Ugh, I’ve experienced this before. I’m only 23, but there was a period of time almost a year long during my senior year of college when I was living in a constant state of extreme stress, and overwork. I started to lose the hair on the top of my head.

    Fortunately, it grew back once I started taking care of myself more, and distancing myself from the greatest sources of stress. Thanks for the tips here!

    1. Hi Jordan

      you’re Welcome

      it’s really an ugly experience!

      When our body experiences stress, it essentially goes into survival mode
      and diverts resources away from functions that are nonessential for
      life such as hair growth and nail growth. that’s it.

      thanks too for commenting!

  2. f1shbiscuits says:

    I didn’t realise there is so many type of hair loss symptoms,My mom kinda have mild situation on hair loss.I think the major issue are come from diet and hormone change .For women going through menopause, the cause of hair loss is almost always related to hormonal changes.I think controlling diets and having the hormones regulated will the solution. 

    1. admin says:

      Yea, there are a number of additional factors that cause hair to thin increasingly or causes Hair Loss.
      Hormonal changes resulting from pregnancy and childbirth, thyroid problems, and scalp infections can
      also cause hair to fall at a faster rate. Lifestyle factors such as wearing hairstyles that pull at strands as well as taking certain medications can also impact hair loss. Studies have also found that stressful events can cause hair to fall out. So, one has to control it

  3. Stress causes many problems to our bodies, not only hair loss. I had a friend with Alopecia Areata after break down with her husband. She suffered a lot. The treatment was with Psychological specialist. I think the worst of hair loss is that affect the appearance, and everyone near us look at and sometimes ask what is happening. We must be careful and comprehensive if one day see a person with that. Thank you for sharing this post. 

    1. admin says:

      I’m really sorry for Her, Honestly, stress has a lot of effect on us. When you’re under stress, you may notice a lot of physical symptoms —
      feeling anxious or exhausted, having trouble concentrating, and even
      getting sick with a headache or upset stomach. Stress can also be a
      cause of hair loss. When stress has you “pulling out your hair,” as the
      expression goes, you could be literally doing just that.

      thanks too for your comment Maria.

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