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Hair Loss in Women Doubles Due to Stress

The number of women seeking help for hair loss has increased two-fold in the past ten years according to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and experts believe a stressful lifestyle is the culprit.

Stress is seeing more women suffering forom hair lossFemale hair loss is more complicated than male hair loss because a lot more factors tend to come into play but women can manage their hair loss effectively with a number of hair loss treatments. The most commonly observed condition is androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern hair loss, which is caused by genetic and hormonal factors and there are effective treatments that can prevent this type of hair loss and help to re-grow any lost hair. Generally, women won’t notice any thinning or hair loss until the menopause, when changes in hormone levels can start to negatively affect the hair follicles. Although, certain lifestyle factors such as stress can trigger an earlier onset.

Stress causes a rise in adrenaline, which can be converted by the body into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a substance that causes hair loss in women and men. In cases where a woman has a genetic predisposition to hair loss, the loss of hair is permanent and can only be reversed with scientifically proven hair loss treatments.

However, stress is also involved in temporary forms of hair loss. According to the study, there is a marked increase in younger women aged between 18 and 40 who are affected by hair loss. While the details are not entirely clear,  it could be that these women are experiencing temporary forms of hair loss. In most cases, once the source of physical or emotional stress is dealt with, hair loss can be reversed. Sometimes women find hair loss treatments beneficial during recuperation to speed up the results and find that hair supplements can improve the quality of the hair and maintain its condition.

Hair is actually a very good indication of overall health and there are measures you can take to keep your body and hair in tip-top health and avoid stress-induced hair loss. Try to control stress levels by getting enough sleep and incorporating stress-busting activities like yoga and group sports into your lifestyle and keep your hair and scalp nourished with the important foods for healthy hair and optimum hair growth.

If you’re having trouble coping with the stress of hair loss, among other things, find out the best way to put a stop to it and promote re-growth by contacting the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or simply send an email. The online diagnostic form is also available, providing a world-wide mail-order hair loss treatment service.

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