It’s a problem that has affected our Prime Minister David Cameron, and now another world leader has spoken out about his hair loss, blaming it on the pressure of his job. President of the Phillipines Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III candidly confessed to the latest batch of military cadet graduates that: “Being President of the Philippines does not make one young. Some people say I should take a vacation because my eye-bags have become noticeable, and my hair has grown thinner.”
So, could stress have anything to do with hair loss? There are various ways in which the two things could be linked, and we take a look at some of the main possibilities below.
1. Pattern Hair Loss: the most common type of hair loss is caused by genetics, or the predisposition to being affected by DHT that we inherit from our family tree. However, there is some evidence to suggest that in certain people, high stress levels can trigger the onset of pattern hair loss if they carry the correct genes, meaning that a receding hairline or thinning might begin earlier than it otherwise would have done.
2. Alopecia Areata: if your hair loss is sudden and patchy, it could be that you are suffering from this auto-immune disorder that can be triggered by both sudden shocks and chronic stress. Once the stress has been alleviated hair should grow back, and a hair loss treatment programme can often help if it does not return to its previous thickness.
3. Trichotillomania: this type of hair loss occurs when hairs are pulled out, however, because the person doing so often pulls hair without actively realising, a lot of sufferers are in the dark. If you find yourself tugging, twisting, or pulling your hair out, you may be experiencing this manner of hair loss. Sufferers often feel compelled to pull the hairs out when they seem different in some way from the hair near them. Providing the hair follicles haven’t scarred, our high strength minoxidil cream has shown great results for regrowing this type of hair loss.
4. Bad Diet: are you a comfort eater? If you’re basing your food on your cravings rather than eating a healthy, balanced diet, your hair might be suffering. Because our hair is made of proteins, it is essential that we get enough of these in our diet, along with various other nutrients and minerals. Of course, we know how hard it can be to get everything you need for great hair every day, so taking our nutritional supplement Hair Vitalics will ensure your hair is kept in its optimum condition.
I’m Going Bald: What Can I Do?
The first step is to attend a free consultation to confirm both your diagnosis and the best combination of treatment for your particular case. Over the years, our experience has led us to the conclusion that a combined treatment approach yields the best results, and many of our patients have successfully halted their rate of hair loss and regrown thinning patches this way.
There are two medically proven for hair loss medications: Propecia, a DHT blocker, and minoxidil, which encourages new hair growth. We produce various strengths of minoxidil in our pharmaceutical laboratory, and these two daily treatments combine with various treatment boosters to yield the optimum result for each individual.
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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our hair loss success stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.