Stress related hair loss and other psychological human factors can have an undesired effect on your hair. Alopecia, trichotillomania and telogen effluvium can all be induced by constant effects of stress. Your body reacts negatively and will start to work incorrectly when you’re going through stress. At this stage, your hair follicles are not being nourished enough with the amount of blood that is needed. To make it worse, chronic stress will cause your hair bulbs to automatically weaken resulting in hair loss and unhealthily and weak new growth.
What Triggers Stress and How Does It Work?
Stress is a part of part and can be introduced by many unexplainable reasons, factors and triggers. Every day, both women and men are exposed to stressful situations at work, home, trauma or financial.
Stress can have an undesired effect on your immune system making which can effect your hairs ability to produce shininess and strength. Stress can also disrupt your hormonal balance which can lead to some of these hair problems also.
How Do I Know My Hair Loss is Stress Related?
While women and men suffer from stress on a day to day basis, it can be difficult to detect stress related hair loss as stress can occur at different times and situations.
That being said, here are a few common stress factors that are closely related and can contribute to hair loss.
Overthinking and anxiety
Work related stress
Lack of vitamins and minerals can cause hair loss
Unhealthy habits such as alcohol and drug abuse, smoking – all these have a negative effect on the circulation of blood which can cause your hair to be nutrient deprived
Skin disease such as dermatitis and psoriasis can weaken your hair causing it to thin
Hormonal imbalances such as too much testosterone can cause your hair to fall out
When it comes to stress, I also recommend you seek professional advice from your doctor, however, if your hair loss is stress related, there are a number of ways to deal with your hair loss. Hair loss brought on by stress can be a bit of a challenge to manage, but only you can control it and make a conscious choice to stop it.
Here are some tips for dealing with emotional stress – the Calm Clinic has a scientifically based anxiety test that you may want to take. It could offer some insight whether you need to seek medical advice.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL STRESS:
Manage your time well
Avoid or significantly reduce drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages
Find a hobby, do what you love
Exercising regularly is a top stress reliever
Figure out the cause and consider what you can control rather than what you cannot control
Get a good understanding between worrying and caring
Surround yourself with positive people and things
Maintain a healthy diet
If you feel like none of the above suggestions are working for you, it is always best to seek professional medical advice from your doctor. You can also speak to us at Cranial Prosthesis if you would like to get some advice on the services we provide or products we offer such as our custom medical cranial hair prosthesis.