Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Psychological Causes Of Hair Loss

When you have to undergo your usual medical examination, the list of doctors, whom you have to see, often includes a psychologist or therapist. Truly, as we know, many of our diseases and disorders (hair loss included) result from increased stress and nervous tension.
Stress itself is not a disease, rather it contributes to other diseases, some of which can be really severe. When you feel emotionally tensed or upset, your organism starts producing more of the hormones cortisol  and adrenaline. This leads to the condition when your pulse and blood pressure increase and your body needs more oxygen. Eventually, it can result in heart disorders, weight problems, higher susceptibility to colds and infections. And it can lead to loss of hair as well.
Stress instantly affects your hair condition. And there is a purely physiological explanation related to hormones. Nevertheless, hormonal treatment is not the best option in this case. Sometimes it’s quite enough to simply take it easy, to relax and have a rest. A change of surrounding usually brings great results. Rest-care technique and psychological training are also advisable. Some companies offer relaxation and stress management classes. You can also take a long stroll or visit a fitness club – it’s all to the better.
There is a more complicated case – when, on the contrary, hair loss is a source of stress and psychological worries. The fact is that our hair is given to us by nature as a kind of protection from many troubles. And when we start losing it we unconsciously feel insecure, as though we are getting literally naked and defenseless. We grow nervous, frustrated, irritable, and impatient. This is especially true about women. Women got used to the feeling that they are covered with more or less long and thick curls all their life. And when their hair begins to grow thin and lifeless, it’s time for a real tragedy. The best way is to find a good trichologists (hair loss specialist) and sign up for a psychological training course to regain self-esteem and confidence.
Nowadays, stress is one of the main health problems of our time. Always remember, if you suffer from stress, you are not alone. It’s necessary to investigate whether it causes you other health problems and see your doctor with no delay.

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