Stress and anxiety can cause a variety of severe medical issues such as obesity, heart disease, and even hair loss. When a woman experiences a traumatic or stressful event, a disturbance in her natural hair cycle occurs, causing her hair to fall out in clumps. If you believe that your hair loss is caused by stress or anxiety, discover how to prevent it.
Recognize the Types of Hair Loss
There are three main types of stress related hair loss including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and trichotillomania. Telogen effluvium occurs when a stressful event or period sends hairs into a resting face, causing the hair to fall out several months after the stress has occurred. Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks the hair, whether due to stress or stress induced illness. Lastly, trichotillomania occurs when a person compulsively pulls her own hair from her scalp as a result of stress or anxiety.
Consult a Professional
Since every form of anxiety is different, only a doctor can confirm your diagnosis. Many instances of hair loss will not require significant medical attention, but seeing a doctor is the only way to confirm that your symptoms are not signs of more serious issues.
Once you’ve determined the cause of your hair loss, find ways to reduce the stress you experience each day. If your stress is caused by a lack of sleep, take the time to regulate your sleep pattern. Practicing meditation, improving your diet, and exercising are simple ways that you can begin de-stressing your life.
SCHEDULE A PROFESSIONAL WIG CONSULTATION
Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.
At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.
To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.