How Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Hair Loss

How Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Hair Loss

Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point in their life. Stress is a reaction to an unbearable situation, anxiety is the response to that stress. Stress and anxiety altogether have numerous side-effects, one of the major side-effects is hair loss.

It is commonly observed that even living in a fear of going bald contributes to your hair loss as well. Moreover, some other unfamiliar situations like the loss of loved ones, chronic illness, physical trauma and uncertainties in a career can lead you to extreme stress and anxiety, ultimately cause hair loss.

Here is how actually stress and anxiety causes hair loss:

Hair loss due to emotional stress

Emotional stress is generally caused by some valuable loss, trauma, illness, career uncertainties and tragedy. Due to emotional stress, some people develop abnormal habits. Unusual habits may also include scratching your scalp excessively, and even pulling the hair out. If this pulling of hair continues for a longer period, it weakens your hair follicles and causes hair loss. This type of hair loss is called as Trichotillomania or Traction Alopecia.

Hair loss due to physical stress

There is a number of physical activities and disorders that play their part in causing stress and anxiety. It can be caused by some chronic illness and injury. Whenever the body tries to recover itself from that state, it uses the most energy leaving behind a small amount of energy for other body functions. This leads to insufficient growth factors availability to hair follicles, which causes them to fall out.

There are some other physical factors that can lead to hair loss including childbirth, bleeding and a great change in lifestyle. These factors lead to change in hormone levels, ultimately causing hair thinning or hair loss. Severe stress and anxiety can lead to an autoimmune disorder, known as Alopecia Areata. It is an autoimmune reaction in which white blood cell behaves abnormally that they attack your own hair follicles, causing hair loss in the form of patches. If this condition is left untreated, it can cover the whole scalp and cause baldness. Hair transplant Dubai clinic provides highly effective and non-invasive treatments for Alopecia Areata in Dubai.

How to stop stress and anxiety related hair loss?

Stress can never go completely. It can even occur in the moment of happiness. But the important thing is how we should manage our stress and anxiety in order to put a full stop on our hair loss condition.

It is important for our general health to learn different ways to manage stress and anxiety. Learning some relaxation techniques can benefit us in managing different types of stresses. When you relax your body, it relieves you from nervous habits and anxiety levels. This helps you to put the unbearable experiences out of your mind that can cause hair loss.

Another way of coping with stress and anxiety related hair loss is identifying the real triggers that cause hair loss. The most common stress and anxiety hair loss type include Alopecia Areata, Traction Alopecia, and Telogen Effluvium. There exist numerous effective treatments for this disease. You must opt the treatment option that suits best with your hair loss condition. In order to choose the best option for you, you need to consult a hair expert in your vicinity.

Hair transplant Dubai clinic offers its valuable clients a FREE Consultation. In this session, an expert specialist will examine your scalp to identify the triggers behind your hair loss condition and will suggest you a suitable remedy for that.


Online Appointment

Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

  • linkedIn