Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

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One of our greatest battles in life is stress and it can be the gateway to many health issues. When you are stressed out your immune system suffers and your body is not as resilient. Stress can be directly related to hair loss. Here are a few medical conditions that cause hair loss all due to high stress levels:

  • Telogen effluvium: significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months time, affected hairs could fall out suddenly by simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania: is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression or frustration.
  • Alopecia areata: A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress or anxiety. With alopecia areata, the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.

Hair loss and stress don’t have to be permanent. If you get your stress and health under control, your hair has an opportunity to grow back. Sudden hair loss also could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. Visiting your doctor is the first step, to ensure you are healthy. The next step is to visit your hair loss professionals. At Sure Hair International we have technicians and consultants that have been specially trained under Trichologists to help you resolve any and all hair loss issues you’re having.

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