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Can 1 very stressful chaotic day cause hairloss during that day or for a period of time? Or only constant prolonged stress causes hairloss?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
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In brief: Stress and hair loss

Stress of a single chaotic day is unlikely to result in hair loss.
If the magnitude of a stressor from an event(s) that occurs on a single day is so significant that it impacts functioning of other systems in the body (ie, immune response), then it is possible because the impact of the stressor would carry over for some time. Stress-related hair loss tends to comes from chronic, persistent stress.

In brief: Stress and hair loss

Stress of a single chaotic day is unlikely to result in hair loss.
If the magnitude of a stressor from an event(s) that occurs on a single day is so significant that it impacts functioning of other systems in the body (ie, immune response), then it is possible because the impact of the stressor would carry over for some time. Stress-related hair loss tends to comes from chronic, persistent stress.
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