Is Alopecia Caused by Stress?

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The associates at the Rendon Center of Boca Raton, FL work routinely with patients who are dealing with hair loss. The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. As with many other conditions, there are several different types of alopecia that might affect patients. Getting a definitive diagnosis of the type of hair loss an individual is experiencing is the first step in providing patients with information as to how to reduce it and restore thickness and volume once again.

Who experiences hair loss?

Patients of all ages and genders can be affected by alopecia. Working with a provider who has knowledge regarding hair thinning and loss is the first step in finding out the cause of the problem. It is normal for anyone to lose up to 100 hairs a day, but if bald patches and thinning occurs, it may be a more significant concern. By working with our providers to determine the cause, patients can then discuss hair restoration options.

What causes hair loss?

There are many reasons why a patients might be experiencing hair thinning and loss. Stress is just one of many factors that can contribute to alopecia. Additionally, the following patients may also notice changes in their hair’s thickness:

  • Women after given birth
  • Patients with certain diseases
  • Patients who undergo certain treatments such as chemotherapy
  • Patients with a genetic predisposition to hair thinning and loss
  • Pregnancy and menopause
  • Natural aging process

How is hair loss treated?

The cause of the hair loss and the severity of it is often used to determine the best course of treatment to resolve the issue. Patients who have hair loss due to stress may be asked to reduce stress levels and find ways to relax, such as meditation or exercise. Individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy and experiencing hair loss will notice hair restoration once they stop treatments. Finding the right solution is based on the individual patient and their specific needs.

Are you interested in learning more about alopecia?

Connect with the team at the Rendon Center of Boca Raton, FL to get a personal appointment and find out more about this and other conditions that impact the skin, hair, body, and nails. Call (561) 750-0544 to request a visit at 1001 NW 13th Street, Suite #100 to work with our staff.

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