Is your hair loss just due to stress or there is some underlying disease causing it?

Is your hair loss just due to stress or there is some underlying disease causing it?

Authored by
 Dr Batra’s™   November 19, 2019

If you’re wondering whether your hair loss is due to stress, you should know that stress and hair loss are related. Also, there might be some underlying disease causing hair loss. Read on to know more.

Types of hair loss associated with stress

There are three types of hair loss that can be associated with high-stress levels.

  • Alopecia Areata: A range of elements are thought to cause alopecia areata, perhaps including severe stress. With alopecia areata, your body's immune system attacks the hair follicles which, in turn, causing hair loss.
  • Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling is a way of dealing with bad or painful feelings such as stress, tension, loneliness, boredom or frustration.
  • Telogen effluvium: In telogen effluvium, major stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hair might fall out suddenly when combing or washing your hair.

Underlying diseases associated with hair loss

Listed below are the most common underlying diseases associated with hair loss.

  • Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism (too little hormone) may cause a host of symptoms, including hair becoming more brittle and break more easily.
  • Lupus: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks healthy tissues. It is observed that many people experience hair loss which might be mild and occur while shampooing or brushing your hair. Or it might be more severe, coming out in patches and accompanied by a rash on the scalp.
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: PCOS can cause facial hair growth, irregular periods, acne, and cysts on the ovaries. And while you might experience hair loss on your scalp, you might notice more hair elsewhere on the body.
  • Lichen planus: This affects areas in which hair grows, such as the scalp. There might be redness and irritation. This type of lichen planus sometimes causes hair loss as well.
  • Ringworm: Ringworm on your scalp tends to start out as a bump or small sore. It might turn flaky and scaly and your scalp might feel tender and sore to the touch. You might notice that your hair starts to fall out in patches.

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How homeopathy treats holistically?

Hair loss is a condition that requires a personalized approach to the treatment. The selection of treatment is based on the extent of hair loss, the grade of baldness as well as the condition of the hair and the scalp. At Dr Batra’s™, they offer tailor-made solutions, which are instant and permanent. Their homeopathic doctors will conduct a video microscopy test, and customize a hair loss treatment plan best suited to meet your expectations and needs.   

Read More: A complete guide to stop hair loss

Homeopathy is known for its harmless and placid conducts of cure. People across the world prefer homeopathy over conventional medicine as it has no certain side effects. Moreover, it is non-toxic and non-addictive. Homeopathic medicine acts by stimulating your body’s natural curative power through your immune system and nerves. It is known to cure numerous kinds of long-lasting and severe illnesses. The effectiveness of homeopathic medicine has been proven through numerous double-blind clinical trials in treating numerous illnesses. Homeopathic medicine can be used for any complaint you might be suffering. The right homeopathic remedy for you is the one that will cover all your symptoms at your mind and body level, while also considering your emotions, nature, and physical characteristics.


If you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your hair, book an appointment with your homeopath and seek homeopathy treatment.

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