Research suggests a correlation between high stress levels and hair loss, primarily due to a condition called telogen effluvium.
Stress can push hair follicles into a resting phase, causing them to shed more than usual, leading to temporary hair thinning.
Prolonged or chronic stress can disrupt the normal hair growth cycle, resulting in excessive hair shedding and potential hair loss.
Stress may contribute to triggering or exacerbating certain types of alopecia, such as alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition causing patchy hair loss.
Chronic stress may accelerate cellular aging, including the shortening of telomeres, which can impact hair health and contribute to hair loss.
Adopting stress management techniques like exercise, meditation, and therapy can help reduce the impact of stress on hair health.
If experiencing excessive hair loss related to stress, consulting with a healthcare professional or dermatologist can provide guidance and potential treatment options.