Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?


Does stress cause hair loss? Yes it does. Stress can cause many issues in ones health and well being, one being hair loss. Stress has been linked to hair loss, as it may accelerate already genetically programmed hair loss.

There are many myths surround the topic and causes of hair loss. Hair loss is NOT caused by poor circulation, clogged hair follicles, frequent shampooing, or the wearing of hats or helmets. Most adults lose approximately up to 100 strands of hair from their scalp every day due to the natural process whereby some hairs go into a dormant state (telogen), and others come out of this state and begin to sprout new hair (anagen). As long as the process remains balanced, the number of hairs on the scalp remains constant.
There are some studies that show stressful or traumatic experiences can cause an acceleration of already genetically predisposed hair loss.

If one notices an accelerated hair loss after trauma or stress, there are some steps that they may take to reverse the process. The first step is to reduce your stress levels at work and home. Next step is to be more healthy and exercise. Third step is to get in touch with a hair restoration specialist to find out about any vitamins or medical regiment that is available to prevent further hair loss.

t is important to keep hair healthy by eating the right food and proper vitamins for support. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost. If hair loss is due to trauma or stress, medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and possibly regrow some hair back.

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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon