Relationship Between Eyebrow Hair Loss And Stress

Do you feel your eyebrows have become sparse? Wondering what is it that is causing you to lose eyebrow hairs? Or you are seeking an effective way to treat eyebrow hair loss? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you have come to the right place. Here we’ll share with you some common causes of eyebrow hair loss and how to fix the problem.

Eyebrow hairs can fall out for numerous reasons including persistent plucking, skin infection, some underlying disease or normal aging. One unusual and not so known cause of eyebrow hair loss is stress and anxiety. Studies have found that people who are stressed out are more prone to losing scalp hairs as well as facial hairs, including eyebrow and eyelashes.


Telogen Effluvium:

Episodes of severe stress can trigger a medical condition known as Telogen Effluvium, characterized by abnormal hair loss. It happens due to an alteration to normal hair growth cycle, in which more than normal number of hair follicles is pushed into Telogen phase, the resting phase. The affected hairs fall out after a few months. Stress is not the only factor behind Telogen effluvium. There are numerous other triggers as well, including physical trauma to the body, major surgery, certain medications, health conditions and medical treatments.

Alopecia Areata:

Another hair loss condition that can cause eyebrow hair loss is alopecia areata. It is an autoimmune disease in which hair immune system of the body starts attacking hair follicles. It primarily attacks follicles in the scalp, but in advance stages it can also cause eyebrow and eyelash hair loss. And studies have found that stress is among the triggers of alopecia areata.

Stress and Hair Loss:

It is still unclear how stress impacts hair follicles, but it is believed that stress and anxiety affects blood supply to different parts of the body, especially scalp, inhibiting healthy hair growth. Another association between stress and hair loss is that when you are stressed you play with hairs, and sometimes pull them as well. This damages roots of hairs, causing the hairs to fall out. Stress and anxiety

Treating Stress Induces Eyebrow Loss:

If it’s really stress that is causing eyebrow hair loss, the very first thing that you need to do is manage stress. See some psychiatrist or do some mind relaxing exercises such as yoga to relax yourself and reduce stress.

If your eyebrow hair loss is severe, see some physician and he may recommend you some hair loss medication such as Minoxidil. It is a topical application, continuous use of which for 3 to 4 months helps regrow lost hairs.

Eyebrow Hair Transplant:

If nothing works, you can always benefit from Eyebrow Hair Transplant. It is probably the only permanent solution for eyebrow hair loss. Hair grafts are extracted from the rear of the head and transplanted in the hairless patches. It may take several months before you’ll be able to see any hair growth, but once hairs grow back they will remain for the rest of your life.

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