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How much does stress really relate to hairloss, skin health etc.?

By January 3, 2012 - 9:32pm
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Hi SondraBloxam,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Definitely, stress is one of the causes for hair loss. 

  • Alopecia areata. A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out.
  • Telogen effluvium. In this condition, emotional or physical stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair
  • Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. If you get your stress under control, your hair may grow back.  It important to let your doctor know how stress is affecting you.
  • Here is a link that might be helpful
  • http://www.empowher.com/condition/hair-loss
  • Best,
  • Daisy
  • January 4, 2012 - 4:59am
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