Stress Related Hair Loss

Stress Related Hair Loss

We’ve written articles about stress related hair loss and spoken about it many times in hair loss awareness groups. It’s nice to see that someone else has chimed in on the subject as it is a more common cause of hair loss than people expect. Here’s an article written by Emily Main for RodaleNews.com In her list of “six weird signs that you’re way too stressed out” stress related hair loss is #2. You can read the full article here at Prevention.com There are multiple reasons that your hair could be falling out, from genetics to medications. But stress is one of them. Among the conditions associated with stress related hair loss is alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder in which white blood cells attack hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. Another condition triggered by stress that has even more extreme results is called telogen effluvium, which is basically characterized by a sudden loss (up to 70 percent) of hair. This condition can be difficult to link to stress because the hair loss can occur months after a stressful event, for instance, a death in the family or childbirth, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. However, the organization notes, it’s usually a problem that corrects itself once the stressful event is over. Don’t let stress related hair loss keep you from living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Suisse Natural Hair Salon can help!