WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

Hair Loss In Women Caused By Stress Says New Study

Hair loss in women is affected primarily by genetics, but  high stress levels can also be an important factor according to a new report published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Lifestyle Choices

Women who experienced increased stress, who smoked, who had children and who had a history of hypertension and cancer were at greater risk of increased hair thinning, reported ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Bahman Guyuron. Guyuron went on to say that modifying these factors may reduce the risk for women concerned about hair loss.

The researchers studied identical twins in order to explore non genetic factors in hair loss. As expected, higher testosterone levels were associated with increased hair loss, explained by the fact that the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes female pattern hair loss. However, researchers discovered that lifestyle factors also played a key part.

Why Are You Stressing?

Circumstances related to higher stress levels such as divorce, having lots of children and symptoms of depression and anxiety such as prolonged sleep, were cited as examples of factors that the researchers linked to hair loss.

Following on from this, medical risk factors such as smoking, not using sun protection, high blood pressure and diabetes were  mentioned as other potential causes of hair loss. Dr Guyuron and his coauthors concluded that: “Many of the environmental factors discussed in this study…can be targeted by both patients and physicians as potential ways to augment hair loss prevention strategies.”

If you are suffering from female pattern hair loss and would like to explore what hair loss treatments with proven results are on offer to you, The Belgravia Centre can develop a tailored treatment plan to suit your needs.

How To Treat Your Hair Loss

For women, the MHRA licensed drug minoxidil is the only product on the market that is medically and scientifically proven to stabilise  hair loss and stimulate renewed hair growth. Alongside this, our Hair Vitalics daily supplement provides vitamins and minerals to maintain hair to its full potential. There are a number of other treatment methods that your dedicated hair loss specialist can discuss with you at your consultation.

Whilst reducing stress levels is always in theory a good idea, we understand that for many women stress is a fact of modern life, and escaping it is not always an option. Message The Belgravia Centre today or call 0800 077 6666 to discover how to halt hair loss and rediscover the joys of healthy hair.

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

22 Feb

‘Will Hair Loss Caused By Cleansing Conditioner Grow Back?’

Name: David Question: I have been using wen as a regular conditioner. I would shampoo, rinse, apply wen, rinse. Honestly I didn’t use it everyday and I stopped a month ago. But my hair is falling out rapidly now. My hair was thick. Now I look in the mirror and I see my scalp, my hair’s parting in weird […]

Read full article »
22 Feb

Is Burnley FC Midfielder George Boyd’s Hair Thinning on Top?

The unforgiving gaze of the TV cameras has shown another British footballer to be sporting a hairstyle that looks somewhat sparser than it was just a few years ago. This time under the spotlight is Burnley’s George Boyd who, at 31, would be in prime Male Pattern Baldness age range territory; this genetic condition causes hair […]

Read full article »
21 Feb

Hair Loss Consultation Comments: “pleased there was no hard sell”

“My experience was a really positive one. Both Julia and Farzana were really lovely and explained the whole process and everything that was on offer. Farzana was very sympathetic to my current financial status and along with informing me of all the options provided, guided me to the most realistic one for my needs. Didn’t […]

Read full article »