Stress and Hair Loss

Stress and Hair Loss

Stress can do a number on our bodies, and it seems like everyone is affected by stress differently. Some people gain weight due to stress eating, while others don’t eat enough and end up shedding a few pounds. Stress can also affect sleep patterns and mood. But, can stress lead to hair loss?

It seems like there’s not a clear-cut answer to this question as of yet, but there are studies suggesting a correlation between stress and certain hormones being released. These hormones may or may not impact the hair growth cycle.

However, one interesting side effect of stress is trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling. Basically, someone with trichotillomania pulls strands of their hair out when they are under a lot of stress. While it’s rare to go completely bald from this, many people with trichotillomania have noticed bald spots due to pulling hair from one specific area of the scalp.

Because of these spots, many people search for solutions to their issues. My Hair Loss Solutions does micropigmentation, a process that shades and fills in certain areas of the scalp that are currently bald. As a result, the scalp looks fuller and these bald spots aren’t as noticeable as they were before.

Of course, this doesn’t actually solve the problem at hand. If you’ve noticed hair loss during periods of high stress, whether or not it’s due to you pulling it out, you should address your stress levels. Hair loss due to stress is usually one of many signs that you need to take a breather and put your health before whatever is causing extreme stress. Speaking to a therapist or other professional can help give you the appropriate tools that you need to reduce your stress levels.

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