Stress Induced Hair Loss? Know How to Prevent it

Stress Induced Hair Loss? Know How to Prevent it

Stress and anxiety can initiate several health issues such as heart disorder, obesity, and even hair loss. When a person experiences a tough and unpleasant situation, a disturbance in the natural hair cycles occurs, which lead to excessive hair loss. If such a hair loss condition gets worse, it triggers Telogen effluvium, a state of hair loss in which more than normal hair go to the resting phase.

To prevent the hair loss triggered by stress and anxiety, you first need to identify the real causes behind your condition.

Dealing with stress

The immediate action that you must take is to try to cope with your stress. If your hair loss condition is its earlier stages, dealing with stress would help you get rid of hair loss.

Here are few tips to deal with the stress:

  • Daily exercise is the best way to relax your body and mind
  • Try relaxing your muscles by having massage, hot shower and getting a good sleep
  • If you are feeling stressed, take a deep breath to relive a bit.

Identify the type of hair loss

There are three main types of hair loss that can be triggered by stress including Telogen effluvium, Alopecia Areata, and trichotillomania.

Telogen effluvium occurs when more of your hair goes to the resting period, where hair fall occurs. Such a type of hair loss is a temporary condition and the hair might regrows after a few treatments.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system tends to attack your own hair follicles, it causes drastic hair loss in the form of patches. Such a condition can either be caused by stress or the illnesses related to stress.

Trichotillomania occurs when a person has developed a habit of hair pulling. Individuals going through a lot of stress and anxiety may not be able to control their selves from pulling their hair out. Such a condition if continues for a longer period weakens the hair follicles and cause permanent hair loss.

How to prevent?

There is a number of things that you can do to treat the hair loss caused by stress.


Having a balanced, nutritious and healthy diet is a key to treat hair loss due to stress. Make sure to intake the right amount of proteins, vitamins, and iron in your diet, as these nutrients are vital for hair growth.

If you are taking enough nutrients and still losing your hair, talk to your doctor he or she will recommend the best remedy for your particular hair loss condition.

Hair loss therapies

While managing your stress is the first thing to battle the hair loss due to stress, in the severe cases, you might need to undergo a proper hair loss treatment to sort out the issue. Trichologists in Dubai recommend some non-surgical therapies including PRP therapy, Mesotherapy and laser hair therapy for coping the hair loss due to stress.

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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.

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