Have you noticed sudden hair loss?
Telogen Effluvium is temporary hair loss due to emotional and/or physical trauma. Helpful info from Alopecia Hair Solutions Naperville, IL
Telogen effluvium is a very common form of hair loss. For some people it's the bodies natural way of reacting to physical/ emotional changes or to a traumatic event in their life. Our bodies and mind don't always accept and adjust well to change fast enough, causing our appetites, sleep patterns and even our hair growth cycles to be interrupted.
When hair growth is interrupted, the hair follicle gets stuck in what's called the telogen phase and will stop growing, also none as the resting phase. After it stops growing it will then lead into the exogen phase, which is when our hair will shed and fall out. Cycling into the anagen growth phase, but if this cycle is interrupted due to sudden changes in our bodies the follicle can fail to regrow again. Telogen effluvium is temporary hair loss due to emotional and/ or physical trauma. At this point, your hair loss and thinning will become more noticeable.
Reasons for sudden hair loss can be from...
- Physical trauma (severe car accident)
- Child birth
- Emotional trauma (death in the family or a divorce)
- New medication
- Crash diet
- Chemotherapy or other cancer treatments
- Major surgery
Good news, your hair usually will revert back to a normal growth cycle once your bodies adjust back to it's normal state. Typically this can take around six months.
Visit your doctor and a dermatologist to confirm the cause of your hair loss. Blood tests can be done if you have other symptoms other than your hair loss. Remember hair loss can also be caused by genetics, hormones or medical conditions so properly diagnosing is important. Allow several months for your body to adjust. To jump start your hair into the regrowth stage, topicals such as minoxidil can be applied to scalp, vitamins and laser light therapy can be used. All of these treatments can also aide in having healthier hair than before. Remember to treat your scalp and hair with a gentle touch during this period. Some people will also choose to cut their hair short to create volume with the remaining hair. Others will wear hats, hair pieces and wigs to conceal their thin hair.
Alopecia Hair Solutions can help those suffering from Telogen Effluvium. Alopecia Hair Solutions offers help with wigs, hair pieces, hats, scarves, topicals and light therapy. Alopecia Hair Solutions serves Batavia, St. Charles, Geneva, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Wheaton, OakBrook, Naperville and surrounding Chicagoland area.