Hair Loss Treatment: Five Ways To Fight Stress-Related Hair Loss
If the stress is chronic, the hair loss can be persistent and you can continue to lose hair for many years.
Dr Lee said, âStress seems to cause the anagen period to readjust to a shorter amount of time.
âThe diagnosis of stress-induced hair loss can be confirmed by a trichologist.
“The differential diagnosis includes female hair loss, male hair loss, diffuse alopecia, anagen effluvium, and hair shaft defects.”
How to deal with stress-related hair loss
It is very distressing when you feel that you are losing your hair and it can cause intense suffering and can affect your social functioning and your ability to work.
Dr Lee said: âHair loss has serious psychological effects including loss of self-esteem, poor body image, loss of self-confidence, depression and anxiety.
âWomen with high stress levels are 11 times more likely to experience hair loss than women with normal stress levels.
âSee your doctor if you are concerned about hair loss as soon as possible.
âThe doctor will ask questions and likely arrange blood tests to rule out common causes such as iron deficiency or low thyroid hormone levels.
âThere are different types and causes of hair loss, and once diagnosed, the best treatment can be offered. You may need to see a consulting dermatologist.
âYou may prefer to make an appointment with a hair specialist, a trichologist. This is not available on the NHS. You can find a qualified trichologist here.
Are you looking for a place to start? Dr. Lee has revealed five ways to fight stress-related hair loss.