Stress-related Hair Loss By Robert True on June 14, 2011

There are plenty of different causes of hair loss. Genetics is a major issue, of course. In fact, genetic hair loss is one of the most common causes of hair loss. (And though we’ve mentioned it before, the genetic roots of hair loss go beyond your maternal grandfather, like the old wives’ tale goes.) Hormone changes and systemic disorders and diseases can also leads to hair loss. What we’ve also noticed (and numerous studies have similarly taken notice) is that stress levels can play a big part in balding and hair loss.

The team at our New York City, New Jersey, and Boston hair transplant surgery centers would like to discuss the links between stress and hair loss right now. This exploration of the issue will be somewhat brief, but should you like to learn more about this topic or other issues related to balding and hair restoration treatment, please don’t hesitate to speak with someone from the True & Dorin team.

About a month ago we mentioned that there are three main types of stress-related hair loss. The first is alopecia areata (AA), in which a person’s immune system attacks their hair follicles. The second is telogen effluvium, which physical stress or emotional/psychological stress can cause hair to fall out. The third is trichotillomania, which is a condition in which a person pulls his or her own hair out as a result of stress.

There are plenty of treatments available for these different kinds of stress-related hair loss. These range from the use of medications to Manhattan hair restoration surgery. In fact, some forms of hair loss can be addressed through simple health and lifestyle changes which place less stress on your body and your mind. When you visit True & Dorin Medical Group, we’ll be able to assess your situation and determine the best options that are available to you for your specific needs.

For more information about hair loss treatments and the causes of balding, be sure to contact our Manhattan and Boston hair restoration surgery centers today. The entire team at True & Dorin Medical Group are here to help you. We look forward to addressing all of your concerns and answering any questions that you may have for us.

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At TRUE & DORIN Medical Group headquartered in Manhattan, NYC, New York, Drs. Robert J. Dorin and Robert H. True help men and women reverse the effects of hair loss through various surgical and non-surgical treatments, including Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. We have offices in Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, and Boston. Our doctors are affiliated with:

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