How Stress Relates to Hair Loss and Hormones

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, the Tampa Aesthetics experts and physicians at Weight Success Centers LLC are shedding light on hair loss in relation to stress and hormones.

Stress has taken a major toll on people of all ages around the world.  Recently, with the Coronavirus pandemic, public awareness about the effects of intense stress is timely and essential.


Understanding Stressful Types of Hair Loss

According to reports and studies, there are different types of hair loss attributed to intense levels of stress or acute stressful situations.  Stress comes in many forms, including everything from going through a divorce to suffering the loss of a loved one.  In addition to increased shedding of hair, intense stress may cause your body to respond physically by pushing hair follicles into a state of rest.

Importantly, and similar to hormonal changes, hair loss due to stress can be a temporary condition.  For example, giving birth could place your body into a state of stress-causing temporary hair loss.   Acute hair loss is different from hair loss due to genetics, autoimmune diseases, or other medical conditions.


Removing Stress Factors to Restart Hair Growth

The Tampa Aesthetics experts and physicians at Weight Success Centers are happy to help patients with the latest options for hair restoration, including hair growth products, topical solutions, tablets, or non-invasive alternatives for your individual needs.  Everyone is different, including different genetics, different bodies, and different lifestyles.

If your lifestyle or an acute stressful situation is the culprit of your hair loss, then it may be time to evaluate where you can make personal improvements, such as diet, exercise, coping mechanisms, or time management. Also, consider how you can incorporate daily meditation into your life.  You may start with simple breathing techniques, then you may move up to visualization exercises, yoga, or other advanced forms of mindfulness and other exercises.


BREATHING EXERCISE: There are countless breathing techniques available in articles and videos across the web.  Here is one for you to try: Deep breath in through your nose, hold the breath for 5 to 10 seconds, and release very slowly through your mouth. Do this 10 times to instantly calm nerves and potentially lower your heart rate.  Much like sleep, your body can use meditation as a chance to heal through reduced activity, decreased respiration, and lowered blood pressure.


Other Hair Loss and Hair Restoration Options

With the right support, you can find the best possible solutions for your hair loss or hair thinning.  Medical tests and exams should be conducted to ensure there is not an underlying medical issue associated with your hair loss or hair thinning. Contact the Weight Success Centers in Tampa for testing to determine the best possible hair restoration solutions and products for your needs.


Have you experienced hair loss due to stress? Have you found success in restoring your hair? Join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites and find more great tips to share with your friends and families.


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