Anxiety and Hair Loss

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Anxiety and Hair Loss

Reviewed By Dr. Kalpesh Kumar Maheshbhai Prajapati MBBS, DNB (Dermatology,Venereology, Leprosy)

Over the course of a lifetime, many people will experience anxiety be it from career issues, increased financial obligations, relationship problems, illness or injury, or any number of difficult life events.

Such stressful events can result in myriad symptoms, including aches and pains, chest pain or a racing heart, fatigue or trouble sleeping, headaches, dizziness or shaking, high blood pressure, and stomach or digestive problems.

Stress can also lead to depression, panic attacks, and anxiety.

Another potential symptom of stress and anxiety: is hair loss.

We know — kinda messed up, right? You can lose your hair because you’re anxious, and you can be anxious because you’re losing your hair.

It can feel like a vicious cycle, or like a snowball rolling down a hill.

By themselves, both hair loss and anxiety can be pretty devastating things. You end up getting more anxiety when you see the hair loss, in turn, triggers more hair loss.

Luckily, despite the complex relationship between anxiety and hair loss, there are some things you can do to make your anxiety-related hair loss a little less…well, anxiety-inducing. Like:

Hair Loss Medication

In some cases, a topical medication can help. Recommended for men, minoxidil, which increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes hair growth, may help in hair regrowth treatment.

Lifestyle Changes

Take good care of yourself, a nutritious diet rich in protein, diverting your mind to address your anxiety by taking therapy.

Better yet, the majority of this hair loss tends to stop over time, once the root of your anxiety is addressed and treated. And better even yet, if you are looking for things to help mitigate the effects of anxiety-related hair loss, products like minoxidil are available to help speed up the healing and regrowth process.

Dr Kalpesh Prajapati