More and more research is showing us that stress can lead to long-term adverse outcomes on our bodies. Sure, stress is not always a bad thing, as it is a healthy physiological response that protects our bodies and minds when we perceive threats against our health and well-being. However, chronic levels of stress (and the glorification of it, too!) lead to serious health problems in our population.
Although not as severe as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and mental illness, hair loss is one of the more common consequences of stress, and it happens to leave most of its victims embarrassed, concerned, and isolated. Fortunately, stress-related hair loss is temporary if you take the appropriate measures.
Here are 5 factors that cause stress-related hair loss and what you can do to get your hair back.