Over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed more hair than usual in the plughole or on your pillow, prompting you to wonder why your hair is falling out. There are many possible causes of hair loss, but few people consider the impact that Christmas has on their health – even several months later.
Christmas is typically one of the most stressful periods of the year. Late nights, shopping, preparations, finishing up year-end work, over eating and partying can lead to exhaustion and stress which takes its toll on many aspects of health – including hair.
April and stress-related hair loss
The clocks have moved forward, the daffodils are in bloom and last Christmas seems like a lifetime ago. However, Spring-time can be when the first signs of stress-related hair loss caused by the festive season start to appear. A form of patchy hair loss known as Telogen Effluvium is known to be related to stress levels, although the symptoms do not appear until approximately three months after the stressful period has ended.
Normally hair grows in a cycle with up to 20% of hair follicles being in a resting phase at any one time. During this period, known as telogen, the resting follicles shed the attached hair – usually between 80 and 100 every day. The remaining hair follicles continue to grow normally preventing the appearance of bald patches.
When affected by Telogen Effluvium however, a person’s hair follicles enter the telogen phase prematurely, causing more hair to fall out than usual.
Treating Telogen Effluvium
Fortunately hair loss caused by Telogen Effluvium tends to be temporary – regrowth normally begins again shortly after shedding has completed. However men and women experiencing significant hair loss would be well advised to seek professional advice to receive an accurate diagnosis.
The Belgravia Centre has many years’ experience of successfully treating a wide variety of hair loss conditions including Telogen Effluvium. Our clients all receive a customised treatment plan designed to promote maximum hair regrowth through the use of medications and other complementary therapies including The Belgravia Centre’s own Hair Vitalics supplement. All clients are supported by on-going monitoring from one of our hairloss experts. For examples of people who have benefitted from our hair loss treatment programmes, you can explore our online repository of success stories: the largest of its kind in the world.
So why not call us today on 0800 077 6666 or message us online to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and banish your post-Christmas hair loss? Alternatively, you can fill out our online diagnostic form for a home-use hairloss treatment programme that can be posted to you anywhere in the world.