Stress induced hair loss is referred to as Telogen Effluvium.
Stress can and often result in hair loss due to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is that stress can indirectly increase your body’s production of adrenaline. This can then be converted into cholesterol, which is capable of raising your body’s levels of testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone (androgen) that has huge implications for hair growth, frequently causing hair loss and/or thinning in people who have follicles sensitive to circulating levels. However, levels that are too high can also impact the hair growth cycle, especially in women. Many women will also experience hair loss after they experience the stresses of childbirth.
Telogen Effluvium is becoming more and more prominent in today’s modern society as our exposure to stresses of all kinds is increasing. In general, people are putting themselves under far more stress than people did say, 50 plus years ago! There is a much larger portion of the population working multiple jobs or juggling a job and a school schedule that there never used to be before. Our diets have changed drastically over the last 100 years from mostly whole foods to mostly processed foods. All of these factors play into the stress levels that our bodies experience on a regular basis that ultimately increases our stress levels!
Another important point to consider is that when we are stressed we often do not look after ourselves as we should. For instance, we may skip meals or eat more processed foods than usual – which while convenient, have little nutritional benefit. Diet has wide-reaching impacts on hair growth….with improper nutrition being a leading cause of hair loss in women. Some of these include vitamin imbalances, iron deficiency, inadequate protein intake, and meals that contain too few calories. Stress also impacts digestion and the absorption of vital nutrients, reducing their effectiveness.
While most cases of Telogen Effluvium are only temporary, some individuals will not fully recover all of the hair they have lost. Currently, there are seemingly endless hair loss cures on the market but there is one procedure that is relatively new that is fast becoming the most accepted favorite for instant and permanent results. Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) is the process of implanting perfectly matched pigment directly into the scalp replicate hair follicles on a hyper realistic level. Alpha Micropigmentation in Las Vegas is a top treatment center that specializes in working with hair loss and thinning of all types. Contact them today for more information or to see how they can help you with your stress induced hair loss or hair thinning!