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.

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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...

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...

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 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...

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...
Stress and hair loss. Temporary hair loss can be caused by significant stress, both physical and emotional. This type of telogen effluvium can occur after hospitalization, severe illness, even pregnancy, but the hair resumes growth after a few months. Usually stress does not cause a long term hair loss and if there is gradual thinning, over years then it is probably genetic, or endocrine disorders such as low thyroid. Read more...

Does stress cause hair loss? I have noticed since my divorce my hair loss has been more pronounced. Can stress cause hair loss to get worse? .

Yes - may come back. Stress can accelerate a hair-loss process. But certain stressors can also cause many of your hair follicles to go to their "end stage'' all at once, but these will grow back as part of the cycle that all hair follicles go thru. Read more...