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The Relationship Between Stress and Hair Loss

Aug 22, 2008
"My hair is falling doctor, there's hair on the bed, there's hair on the comb, there's hair everywhere, except on my head"- This may sound humorous. But it is true.

Before having a look at the term "normal hair loss" we should have a look at "hair" in general. An average head consists of 100,000 to 150,000 hair, which grows half an inch every month. Hair is growing due to rapid cell division at the base of the follicle and gets pigmented when it is pushed upwards out of the follicle.

The main cause for hair loss is stress. Stress and hair loss are just like twin brothers. Stress and hair loss are inter related. This is commonly noticed among people who gulp down coffee for breakfast, swallow the burgers for lunch and puffs the cigar to kill the stress.

Most of the youngsters are under severe stress because of an overdose of work. Stress and hair loss are the important factors to cause premature graying among the youth population. Your hair is the first part, which shows that you are in severe stress. Medication, imbalances in nutrition, and illness are the factors which cause stress and hair loss.

If you have been changed from one office to a new office, you may be in severe stress. At this time stress and hair loss can easily be visualized. Desire to earn and work pressure are the two main troubles causing stress and hair loss.

Lack exercise, hectic work schedules and most of the youngsters are running helter-skelter from one place to another. Working women are facing more stress from both home and job. Stress at home and at the working place have a drastic effect on food habits. Very often a lack of vitamins and thus hair loss is a result of wrong food habits.

Sometimes if you have undergone surgery for any ailment, your mind and body both are under severe stress and finally you may suffer from hair loss. This condition can be corrected automatically. So don't panic because stress and hair loss are inter-oven elements.

In general, the young population of the world, if not taking green leafy vegetables, they will go for iron deficiency, which in turn lead to anemia and finally severe stress and hair loss.

Apart from stress and hair loss, there are other reasons for hair loss such as cosmetics. Repeated coloring, perming, shampooing with harsh chemical shampoos and straightening will damage the hair shaft and may lead to severe hair stress and hair loss.

Methodical treatment, including de-stressing, meditation, yoga, hair care advice, and correct nutrition will alleviate stress and hair loss problems. Relax, quit smoking, and manage your day better to feel lighter and fitter for impede stress and hair loss.
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