Does stress cause hair loss?

Does stress cause hair loss? Yes it does. Stress can cause many issues in ones health and well being, one being hair loss. Stress has been linked to hair loss, as it may accelerate already genetically programmed hair loss.

There are many myths surround the topic and causes of hair loss. Hair loss is NOT caused by poor circulation, clogged hair follicles, frequent shampooing, or the wearing of hats or helmets. Most adults lose approximately up to 100 strands of hair from their scalp every day due to the natural process whereby some hairs go into a dormant state (telogen), and others come out of this state and begin to sprout new hair (anagen). As long as the process remains balanced, the number of hairs on the scalp remains constant.

There are some studies that show stressful or traumatic experiences can cause an acceleration of already genetically predisposed hair loss.

If one notices an accelerated hair loss after trauma or stress, there are some steps that they may take to reverse the process. The first step is to reduce your stress levels at work and home. Next step is to be more healthy and exercise. Third step is to get in touch with a hair restoration specialist to find out about any vitamins or medical regiment that is available to prevent further hair loss.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy by eating the right food and proper vitamins for support. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost. If hair loss is due to trauma or stress, medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and possibly regrow some hair back.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Meshkin Medical hair implant Los Angeles and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit www.meshkinmedical.com to find out about the nutritional needs or other causes that may be a factor in hair loss.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.

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