Are you suffering from rapid hair loss? If it is so then excessive stress may be primary cause for your hair loss. The scenario in India regarding hair loss has changed rapidly since last decade. About a decade ago hair loss and baldness was primarily among middle aged men in their forties. Today even teens as young as sixteen have the problem. In this blog we will try to analyze acts related to stress and hair loss.

Rapid Hair Loss

Increasing Stress has become a part of our lives. Every one nowadays are falling prey to stress. The problem of stress is affecting not just the working masses but even young teens. The increasing competition in academics has meant young school going children are expected to do well constantly. Thus they are under tremendous pressure and stress. The excessive stress adversely affects their health. One effect of this is hair loss among them. When an individual is under constant work pressure and stress it causes a a hormonal imbalance in the body which triggers rapid hair loss.

The Cycle of Hair Growth:

Our scalp in general has more than one lakhs hair follicles. They pass through the stages anagen, catagen and telogen. The hair follicles are in different stages. Approximately about 80 to 90 % of the total hair follicles are in the growth phase also called the anagen. This period usually lasts for 2-8 years. This is followed by the transition phase also called catagen. In the final resting phase talagen, there is no hair growth. This lasts for about 3 months.
The hair follicles in the talagen phase get shed every day. In this phase shedding about 100 strands of hair everyday is considered to be normal. However if the hair loss is much more than that on a prolonged basis, it is a cause of concern. Stress inhibits the growth of hair.

Some Warning signs of Hair Loss:
In case you observe the followings you must beware that you may be suffering from rapid hair loss.

  • If your hair breaks easily. This may not come out of the root.
  • If there is resistant dandruff with hair loss.
  • If there is a huge hair loss within a short span of time. This condition is continues over a prolonged period of time.
  • If you observe that your scalp has become red and there is scaling on the scalp.

Some Remedies for Stress Related Hair Loss:

  • Try to get more sleep to reduce stress. You may try to go off to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time. Avoid doing anything very stimulating like watching a horror movie before sleep.
  • Try Yoga and Meditation. Yoga and meditation helps in relaxing the mind and manage excessive stress.
  • Exercise Regularly. Regular exercise helps in improving the blood supply in the various parts of the body. This reduces stress and also in maintaining better hair health.

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