Question: Female hair loss from stress - what can be done?

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stress-hair-loss-womenQuestion:  I am a 40 year old female who has been experiencing hair loss problems for the past 2 years. I was diagnosed with Alopecia Nervousa and began treatment with a trichologist using La Biosthetique treatments, this worked initially and my hair growth percentage went from 8% to 69%. However after a year it began to fall out again and after analysis my growth had went down to 59%. I then began using Nourkrin, and initially this also worked, but my hair is still falling out. I am currently still using Nourkrin as I am now unsure about what to do next. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:  Alopecia Nervosa is an uncommon term but by this I assume you refer to hair loss caused by stress i.e. Diffuse Hair Loss or Telogen Effluvium.

The treatment that we find most beneficial for certain forms of women's hair loss is a topical solution known as high strength minoxidil which can be used alone or in conjunction with additional hair growth supporting products. Minoxidil is the only product to be MHRA licensed and FDA approved for pattern hair loss, meaning there have been vigorous clinical trials carried out to prove its effectiveness and efficacy beyond doubt, but it has also been seen to be beneficial when treating other types of shedding.

When it comes to hair loss caused by stress, it is also important to try to solve the underlying problem for general health reasons as well as preventing your hair loss.

La Biosthetique products seem to be natural cosmetic products so I am quite surprised that any regrowth at all was experienced.

If you have not already tried minoxidil as part of a I would definitely advise it,  I would however advise a personal hair loss consultation with a specialist for a definitive, professional diagnosis. From there, tailored treatments may be recommended too, as appropriate.

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