This is the Number one factor in all forms of hairloss
Hairloss presents itself in many different forms, however there is one key denominator that effects hairloss irrespective of the type of hairloss you have.
That thing is STRESS! Yes stress, it affects every type of hairloss you may develop over the years be genetically predisposed to and also may be suffering with now, it is the single most common factor.
Stress comes in many forms, the following is a list of the types of stress that is a key factor in stress induced hairloss. The most harmful type of stress in relation to hairloss is actually emotional stress, for example the loss of a loved one.
Grief has a detrimental effect on the adrenal glands and that will directly affect your hair and cause hairloss.
In addition there is also:
- Pregnancy stress
- Insomnia related stress
- Work related stress
- Environmental stress
- Work-out stress
- Sustained chronic stress
STRESS RELATED HAIRLOSS:
What you need to know about hairloss and stress is that despite you suffering a stressful event, whether it be emotional stress, environmental stress, chemical stress or any other form of stress, the consequence it reveals on your head in the form of hairloss may not show up until 3-6 months later. Delayed stress related alopecia.
The delayed result in hairloss from stress may be the reason why you had a bereavement in February but now its November or even January the following year and your hair is shedding!
It may also be the reason why you had a baby in January, and despite the baby being 11 months old you are now dealing with extreme hair thinning.
Our hair grows and sheds in cycles and when stress interrupts these cycles, you may have to wait for another two cycles for your hair to return to a somewhat normal state.
Different causes of hair loss:
Nutritional factors • Testosterone forming an androgen called DHT • Autoimmune • Stress (The Single Most Common Factor)
It sounds insane to think that it could be a whole new season from when the stress occurred, to actually notice your hair is falling out.
Types of hair loss explained:
Triggered by big stress such as trauma, surgery, even being on certain medications.
• Alopecia Areata:
This is an autoimmune condition, again triggered by stress.
• Androgenetic Alopecia:
Testosterone turns into the very powerful form of testosterone called DHT which destroys and burns away the hair follicles. However, Stress can worsen the situation and deepen the extent of hairloss.
It's also triggered by insulin resistance.
Zinc deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, B vitamin deficiency, calcium deficiency. Every single one of these nutrients are affected by stress. So you can see why stress and hairloss are a toxic mix.
So if you are suffering with any of the types of stress and you have hair loss, you must address the stress to allow the body to work with any other remedies you may want to use.
How to address your stress:
1 Get your sleep cycle sorted: you need sleep to fight stress. Melatonin, is a chemical produced by the pineal gland, Melatonin increased levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in certain parts of the brain are known to have a calming effect and reduce symptoms of anxiety.
2 Deal with the root of stress: Stress is always a symptom of something else which means you need to fully resolve the cause of that stress.
3 Intermittent fasting will improve your adrenals and sympathetic nervous system which by itself can greatly reduce stress.