50% of are happiness is determined by our genes, 10% by our life circumstances and 40% by our daily activities. Happiness adds a bright shiny look to our overall confidence and also behavior. Stress has just the opposite effect. Our day to day life too has its allocation of stress: marital, financial and work stress. If human would not have the power to return to the original state after suffering of illness or depression or any adversities of life then stress would have probably knocked us out or made us dead.
How would you know that you are suffering of stress? Are you facing any of these issues off late?? Feeling irritable/ anxious/ Low self esteem/ Mood swings/ low mood/ having racing thoughts/ worry constantly/ Imagining a misfortune/ Losing temper easily/ drinking more/ talking fast or going out often/ isolating self/ dislike socializing/ are getting forgetful/ acting hastily/ have difficulty to concentrate or focus on your work? If you are suffering of 3 or more of the above symptoms then you are more likely to suffer from stress.
Human mind is so stunningly engineered that some stresses are managed well, while some are yielded to, or accepted. Some manage to live with them, till one breaks down in wake of stressful hopelessness.
Effect of Stress on Hairloss
The effect of stress on hairloss has been known for a long time. While it is natural to lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, there is no reason for us to worry when our hair seems thin or it falls more than usual or falls in clumps or small bald patches appear. When this happens you think of stress as a factor affecting your health and in turn your hair. Stress triggered hairloss is generally short-term or temporary. Once the stress factor is reduced, there is often re-growth, although the process can take up to six months or more, provided no stressor exists. Chronic stress can cause substantial damage to your hair sometimes leading to permanent baldness.
Homeopathy in Stress and Hairloss
Homeopathy is by far the safest form of medical treatment for hairloss. Homeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homeopathy not only treats the physical complaints but also targets the mind and gently restores the body-mind equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole. This makes Homeopathy an excellent solution for hair problems related to mind, such a stress related patchy loss of hair (alopecia areata), hairpulling disorder (trichotillomania) or stress induced massive hair shedding. Homeopathic medicines are free from side-effects. Not only do homeopathic remedies reduce hairloss but they also protect the body from harmful effects such as decreased libido or ejaculation problems that are common with conventional drugs. Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like thyroid problems/ PCOS which are also known to cause hairloss and are very effectively treated with homeopathy.
Hair Care Tips
You are what you eat. Hairloss occurs when your diet is insufficient with adequate nutrients. Include black dates, black raisins, nuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, soya, eggs, lean meats, carrots, all fruits in your diet to get adequate nutrition. A healthy diet also helps to reduce stress. So eat colorful vegetables and fruits. Drink adequate water. Use a mild shampoo/conditioner and hair oil as recommended by your doctor. Seek help of a professional to help you deal more positively with you stress. Try some de-stressing techniques. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Switch of the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as uninterrupted computer use has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression. Get yourself tested for Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3. If you are found to be deficient on any ask your doctor and take necessary supplements.
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