Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reportedly suffered from stress-related hair loss.
The New York Times recently reported that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s hair was thinning as a result of extreme stress. If so, doctors say, she’s not the only one.
Dermatologists say that although life’s normal ups and downs aren’t enough to precipitate it, women can lose up to 50 percent of their hair after an unusually stressful event — from childbirth to surgery to death in the family, said Dallas dermatologist Rebecca Euwer.
“When someone comes in and says they’re losing their hair, you ask, ‘Well, what happened about three months ago?’ ” Euwer said.
This type of hair loss can occur both in men and women. But most of the known cases are reported by women.
Euwer said that hair goes through three phases: growing, resting and falling out.
About 90 percent of hair is in the growing phase. Most of the remaining hair is in the resting phase, where it remains for about three months. When people suffer trauma, it can shock hair follicles into a resting phase — and about three months later they fall out.
The good news is, it will usually grow back on its own.
However, if it’s the hair on top of your head that’s falling out, that could be the female equivalent of male-pattern baldness. If it is stress-related, the sides and back of the scalp also will be affected.
Treatment is the answer, whether the hair thinning is from stress or natural aging.
In order to treat hair loss effectively we would recommend that you have a diagnosis made as soon as possible by one of our experienced Westminster Trichologists. Stress can be an aggravator in almost all cases of hair loss and an accurate diagnosis will always, at the very least, take some of the stress away from you.
Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”
When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.
The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.
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