Can too much stress cause hair loss?

April 09, 2020 Hair Loss Views: 1871

Stress is a reaction of the body or mind when under pressure. Stress is unhealthy and can affect the body in a number of negative ways, including your hair.

Stress can result in slowing hair growth, thinning hair, and even hair loss.

One of the main reasons of this is that stress, can increase your body's production of adrenaline. Both acute and chronic stress will affect your health and especially your hair.

Another important point is that when we are stressed, we often do not look after ourselves as well as we should do. For example, we may skip meals or eat more processed foods than usual - which while convenient, has less nutritional benefits. Diet has big implications on hair growth, with improper nutrition being a leading cause of hair loss in women. This includes vitamin imbalances, iron deficiency, inadequate protein intake, and meals that contain too few calories. Stress also impacts digestion and the absorption of vital nutrients, reducing their effectiveness.

Stress also affects our immune system, making us more susceptible to illnesses. Like diet, general health is closely linked to hair health, with the flu, high fevers, and systemic upsets often triggering hair loss approximately 2 months later.

How to Minimize the Effects of Stress:

1. Exercise.

2. Yoga & Meditation.

3. Massages -which helps relaxation, scalp massages are especially good as they stimulate blood flow.

4. Health experts have proven that the growth of your hair is 70% associated with what you eat. A healthy balanced diet, eating food rich in protein, vegetables and fruit is beneficial to your body, as well as avoiding alcohol, smoking, skipping meals and junk food.

Another thing to note is that eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can improve not just your hair but your overall health in many ways. It's becoming well known that the typical American diet is low in omega-3 and higher in omega-6. You should aim to eat two to four times the amount of omega-3 than omega-6.

5. Add a Multi-Vitamin + B- complex daily to your supplements.

6. Add Vida Homeopathy Oral Spray to nourish your hair roots and prevent the effect of stress in your hair.

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