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Could hair loss be caused by stress? How to control it or stop it?

Could hair loss be caused by stress? How to control it or stop it?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Why does stress contribute to hair loss?

Stress: Probably nothing unless you start pulling out your hair. With your stress a consult with a Psychologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Can stress directly cause hair loss or is it the effects?

Can stress directly cause hair loss or is it the effects?

See below: Stress can cause hairloss. It's temporary and the hair will typically grow back normally. ...Read more

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Hi can exercise help with stress related hair loss? Does it help hair loss in general?

Hi can exercise help with stress related hair loss? Does it help hair loss in general?

No: Exercise is very good for you in various ways and can reduce anxiety ; depression. But it will not produce more scalp hair. Most hair change on a 20 year old male is androgenetic, which is to say it is a matter of heredity and hormones. See a dermatologist for precise diagnosis and therapy. Meanwhile you can begin minoxidil. The generic 2% is cheaper ; almost as effective as other forms. Results r. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the hair loss due to stress to appear after the stress had occured?

How long does it take for the hair loss due to stress to appear after the stress had occured?

It depends: On the type, severity, etc, but often weeks to months due to the way hair grows in cycles. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Can amytriptyline help stress related hair loss?

Probably not: Some time on this classic, great antidepressant may help in other ways. Telogen effluvium (stress-related hair loss) is difficult to manage. If you're under a lot of stress, this may be a great time to examine ways in which you can change your situation, your ways of thinking / feeling, and work to be a happier person. Your physician can help here. Be brave & proacative & good luck. ...Read more

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Can stress be a reason for hair loss in I youth?

Can stress be a reason for hair loss in I youth?

Yes: Yes, a condition known as telogen effluvium can be precipitated by stress. Typically this occurs anywhere from 3-6 months after a stressful situation, and can persist even longer than that after the situation is better. This should cause hair thinning all over (not in just patches) and should no cause any scarring. ...Read more

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Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Stress and thyroid cause hair loss. What else?

Many things: Any acute illness or surgery, psoriasis or other skin disease if it affects the scalp, some meds, genetics, age... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about genetic hair loss or stress or alopecia?

Can you tell me about genetic hair loss or stress or alopecia?

Causes: There are many causes of hair loss, hypothyroid is an endocrine cause, pulling the hair during anxiety spells or at night, family history of loss is another. If parent is balled it can be genetic. Alopecia is a specific loss of body hair totalis lacks all hair lashes included. Some alopecia is in an area like the chin back etc. ...Read more

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Can stress lead to permanent hair loss. I am a man and lost a lot of weight in a short time and have chronic stress and insomnia, and now hair loss.?

Can stress lead to permanent hair loss. I am a man and lost a lot of weight in a short time and have chronic stress and insomnia, and now hair loss.?

YES: Yes on multiple levels. Stress has a huge impact on the body including hormones. But weight loss also has an impact due to vitamin and mineral issues. Check with your pcp make sure vitamin and mineral status is alright. Work on stress with exercise. Genetics also do play a role in male hair loss. ...Read more

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I'm24year old f who has been suffering hair loss. My blood test was fine, I'm perfectly healthy, and not under much stress. Why's my hair falling out?

I'm24year old f who has been suffering hair loss. My blood test was fine, I'm perfectly healthy, and not under much stress. Why's my hair falling out?

May not know: You might pull your hair in your sleep or under stress. You might be color treating your hair or brushing your hair while it's wet, or wearing ponytails that pull the hairs out. You might be taking a medication that causes hair loss. If none of these are happening see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Few monthes ago I sufred from hair loss I was under stress I did the hormonal test the prolactin was eleveted about twice normal awhy it is elevated?

Few monthes ago I sufred from hair loss I was under stress I did the hormonal test the prolactin was eleveted about twice normal awhy it is elevated?

Causes: ^ Prolactin: The causes are reglan, (metoclopramide) antipsychotic drugs, lung ca, hypothyroidism, chest wall trauma, lactation, and marijuana use. Please see your doctor if after reading, the list, you have not found your cause, as further work-up may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

Possibly: Alopecia areata or patchy hair loss has anxiety as one of the triggers. Definitely would consult a dermatologist and look at any other causes-- i.e. Hypothyroidism, other medications, other medical causes. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more