Can chronic stress cause hair loss

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Avatar f tn The most common type of stress-induced hair loss is telogen effluvium. Severe stress as a result of trauma, such as chemotherapy, childbirth, puberty, major surgery, and severe chronic illness causes large numbers of hairs to stop their growing phase and shift into a resting phase. Three months later, the resting hairs suddenly start falling out. This type of hair loss is not always a permanent condition and hair eventually grows back within six to nine months.
Avatar m tn Also, it affects the skin of scalp and can cause genetic variations in the DNA of hair follicles. Many other hormonal factors contribute too. Apart from this hair fall can also be due to anemia, dandruff, dermatitis, anxiety and stress. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar m tn Hello, Although the male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men there are various causes of hair loss which are not uncommon. These causes may be improper diet, chronic illness, hormonal imbalance, infection, extreme exposure to sunlight, application of chemicals over scalp for hairstyling, bleaching, work stress and certain medications. Give your diet an overhaul if you're lacking vital nutrients for growth and switch to foods for healthy hair.
Avatar n tn There are many conditions that can result in hair loss in male as well as females, such as alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, infections like ringworm, folliculitis, piedra, seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis. Alopecia areata is a genetic condition which causes sudden round patches on the scalp along with inflammation of the roots of the hair follicles. However, the hair follicles are not destroyed and hair growth continues after inflammation subsides.
Avatar m tn Has she experienced illness, physical or emotional trauma? The stress the body experiences from these can also cause hair loss. Otherwise, if it turns out to be a chronic condition, the most accessible OTC is minoxidil (found in Rogaine). Also, if she doesn't like the treatment or suggested tests by her regular doctor, check out ishrs dot org for a referral to a dermatologist in your area specializing in alopecia. Best of luck to your wife!
Avatar f tn Most times the hair loss from alopecia can be fixed with the hair folicles being stimulated by cortisone cream for a few weeks. As much as I hate cortisone cream, I used it years ago after a haematoma (blow to the back of the head and blood clot) as my hair just wouldnt stop falling out. Within weeks it had grown back , it grew back short and spikey at first (fuzzy) but then grew back normal. Take Care and I hope your stress levels subside very soon for you.
Avatar f tn It appears to can rule out thyroid - now to move on to some of the other things that can cause hair loss. I think I might be in for a long ride ahead.
Avatar m tn I noticed hair loss at week 18 or 19. I treated 24 weeks. At around week 9 or 10 post treatment, it stopped. I had fairly thick hair, but fine and wavy. No one else noticed, but I did. It seemed to get very, very dry. I am now 14 weeks post treating and it is better.
Avatar n tn I don't think that stress itself would, I've had a lot of stress, I'm 56 and still having periods! But I would think that stress if it leads to weight loss by not eating probably would. It could be related to fat, estrogen binds to fat cells. And yes, I can stand to lose some weight which is easier said than done.
Avatar n tn Iron deficiency is the commonest cause of hair loss. Iron deficiency can be due to poor intake or poor absorption or due to hidden loss from bleeding as is seen in UTI and gut problems like IBS. The cause of anemia has to be found out by various blood tests. Iron replacement along with diet rich in iron and hemoglobin should be given. Please consult a hematologist if iron deficiency is detected. Hair loss can also be due to dandruff, dermatitis, shampoos, oils, soaps, dust and dirt etc.
Avatar n tn neoral definitely is associated with this type of hair growth. the hair loss is probably related to telogen effluvium, which can occur this time post-transplantation.
Avatar n tn Hi, Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day and this amount of hair loss should not cause noticeable thinning of the scalp hair. Hair thinning and loss could be due to increased rate of shedding compared to the rate of regrowth. This could be due to: hormonal changes, poor nutrition, diseases, certain medications, infections and stress.
Avatar n tn I have never heard of insulin causing hair loss. A number of other things may though. Hair loss can be related to the stress of an illness for example and would just be temporary. Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Some diabetes related conditions can cause hair loss like thyroid disease or PCOS. Some medications for high blood pressure may also. I also understand that some folks with a chronic illness may shed hair indefinitely.
Avatar f tn There are half a dozen species of mites that can infest pets, from the highly contagious and severely itchy scabies (sarcoptic mange) to the mild-mannered demodex that inhabits normal skin, but in immune-compromised animals can cause itching and hair loss over the entire body. Mites are diagnosed through skin scrapings taken by your vet, although a negative sample may not guarantee there are no mites. Scabies in particular hides deep in the skin and is notoriously hard to find.
Avatar n tn Significant hair shedding usually occurs when shampooing, combing, or even when gently manipulating the hair. Shedding usually slowly decreases over 6 to 8 months once the cause for the hair loss is no longer present. As some of the causes represent ongoing problems, it is important to determine the likely cause when possible and take appropriate measures to prevent continued hair loss.
Avatar n tn Does your doctor agree that there was a causal link between the accutane and your hair loss or have you been screened for other conditions? I experienced hair loss due to stress when my parents split up (years before taking accutane) i took vitamin B tablets and also had hair extensions. I'm also sorry to hear you still have acne and must be reluctant to take a second course of accutane.
Avatar n tn Did you hair loss stop on the Keppra? What was your Topomax dosage?
Avatar f tn Why overlook low thyroid hormone levels, and also low ferritin/iron levels, both of which can cause hair loss, and worry about testosterone as the possible cause. You need to address the low thyroid and low ferritin. I'd check your multi supplement and your blood builder to make sure they really have 25 mg of elemental iron in them. That may not be the actual iron content. For low ferritin there are several good supplements, including ferrous fumarate and ferrous glycinate.
Avatar n tn It was a godsend for my migraines, but like many of you I had extreme hair loss. I am 12 years as a hair stylist and I can promise you your hair loss has NOTHING to do with perms or color...that would be breakage....if you have a root on the strands that fell out that would indicate it is falling out from the inside, not breaking off!!! Secondly ,I have been off of it for about 6 months and I feel as if all my hair has grew back...yet my migraines have returned.
Avatar n tn Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants. Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines. Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes.
Avatar n tn Switching birth control bills can cause hair loss as well. Sometimes the loss doesn't occur till after many months after the switch. I thought that was why I was losing my hair a few months ago but then my gyno decided to check my thyroid. I am glad she did. I ended up quiting all birth control which might be contributing to my increased hair loss at the moment...who knows!!
Avatar f tn Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants. Certain infections can cause hair loss. Fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss in children. The infection is easily treated with antifungal medicines. Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes.
Avatar f tn Increasing the amount of protein in your diet can help to prevent hair loss and can lead to hair regrowth if you've already begun to lose hair. Healthy hair also requires vitamins for hair growth, particularly B vitamins. It also requires minerals, such as iron and magnesium. Many people don't get enough of these vitamins in their daily diets, so taking a regular vitamin and mineral supplement can help to prevent hair loss.
Avatar n tn 02 DiseasesDB 12926 eMedicine derm/416 Telogen effluvium is characterized by sudden, diffuse hair loss caused by an interruption in the normal hair growth cycle. Causes This interruption is often the result of trauma, such as chemotherapy, childbirth, puberty, major surgery, severe stress, and severe chronic illness. This trauma causes large numbers of hair follicles to enter a stage of telogen, or rest, simultaneously.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis, however my scalp has no redness, flaking, rash or anything. The only symptom is itching and hair loss. The hair loss was just the front top. I have never had any scaling or rash on my scalp, so I don't understand the diagnosis. She prescribed Nizoral 2% shampoo and FS Shampoo alternating every other day. The hair loss was improved during treatment and the itching was subdued. I've used this treatment as prescribed since August.
Avatar f tn I don't know your age but you may want to go to a bio identical dr to check your hormones because if your hormones are out of balance, that can cause hair loss as well..and my testosterone was too high which can cause that as well...and it is all interconnected...and bio identical drs are usually good at thyroid too...
Avatar f tn Hi,Product to slow hair loss is EVENING PRIMROSE oil cold pressed,liquid form,fresh and no preservatives such as parabens.
Avatar n tn I tried to wash my hair everyday, but situation is worse, it became less oily but hair loss problem is the same. i ve tried many shampoo, anti hair loss, anti oil hair, shampoo with tree oil, aloe till baby shampoo..but none of them worked. i searched a lot on internet and also paid attention about vitamines and foods. but my scalp is still oily and hair loss problem never stopped. I am really worry about it.
Avatar f tn Love handles usually means too much insulin is being stimulated. I'm just showing you that many things can cause your symptoms. And medications can also cause problems, as can birth control pills. I hope this helps to some extent. Good luck finding answers. I have three kids losing hair, starting when they are 8 years old. They have other symptoms. My oldest daughter puts on weight when she looks at a carbohydrate! She also retains fluid more often than not.
Avatar n tn I was first placed on Asacol, that and drugs in the same category do cause hair loss. Switched to Sulfasalazine and the hair loss stopped, but in the last couple months started losing hair again and have a bald patch on the back of my head. I'm 25 and this is NOT a side effect of sulfasalazine, so I guess this is just what many uc sufferers have to deal with. made a dr. appt just in case though. So sorry for eveyone's troubles, wish you all the best.