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Can Stress Cause Hair To Fall Out
What causes hair to fall out at the age of 22? I am a 22 year old african american female. Some parts of my hair is thinning out. I do relax my hair. What are some reasons why besides stress and heredity?
There : There are many causes, including relaxers, chemicals, hot combs, excessively tight hair styles, and many others. Please read more at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Certainly so: Yes, stress can trigger hair loss. However, you deserve a more full evaluation for the potential causes of hair loss. I would suggest you see a dermatologist to determine what could be causing your problem. This is a difficult question to clearly answer in such a short space. I hope this was at least a little helpful. ...Read more
I am a female in my in my early 20s and have started to lose lots of hair daily. I don't know the cause of hair loss. But I have been under stress. ?
See a dermatologist: There are several types of hair loss from different causes and with different treatments. You need an exam by a pro. Emotional stress is NOT likely to be the reason. When you go, be prepared to discuss pregnancies, birth control, menstrual history, illnesses, injuries and surgeries, weight change. Bring all meds, vitamins, nutritional supplements, etc. ...Read more
Can prolonged stress cause hair loss? Is it possible for extreme stress over a period of many months to result in hair loss?
How to differentiate between hair loss caused by stress or hair loss caused by genetics? Any specific hair loss patterns specific to different causes?
The amount of loss: Stress induced hair loss occur in clumps and diffuse--ie. many hairs fall out at once on your comb, in the shower, on your pillow, etc. When your body is under stress, it signals your hairs to fall out. That transition takes around 3-4 months. Stress induced hair loss today is in response to an event that occurred 3-4mos ago. Androgentic hair loss is gradual usually start on vertex and temples ...Read more
Can stress & anxiety cause hair loss in areas all over your body? Some areas are small spots other areas are fairly large- does it also slow regrowth?
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
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