Friday, October 21, 2011

Beware, Stress Can Create Hair Loss

Many people have stress. But they do not know the impact of such stress. One of them is hair loss. Note there are 3 types of hair loss that can be associated with high stress levels, namely:

1. Alopecia areata, which is caused by severe stress levels. This condition occurs when white blood cells attack the hair follicles so that hair growth and stop hair loss trigger.

2. Telogen effluvium is caused by emotional or physical stress so as to encourage a large number of hairs to enter the resting phase. In recent months the possibility of hair loss was found unexpectedly when combing or shampooing.

3. Trichotillomania is the existence of an irresistible urge to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows or other body areas. Withdrawal of this hair can occur when a negative or uncomfortable feelings such as stress, anxiety, tension, fatigue, loneliness or frustration.

Normally a person can lose about 100 hairs every day caused by several factors such as:
- Age, the average hair will fall out and replaced by new hair within 6 months.
- Some of the activities related to hair such as shampooing, drying and combing that causes some hair loss.
- Aging, usually after age 30 years, both men and women begin to experience hair loss, although it occurs more rapidly in males.

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