Psychological Effects

Mental Health Impacts of Hair Loss

Mental Health Impacts of Hair LossPeople who are under stress – or who suffer from anxiety – experience a wide variety of mental and physical symptoms, as well as side effects. One often-unexpected area where stress and anxiety may have an impact is on our hair.

Stress is any type of change that causes emotional, psychological, or physical strain. It is the body’s response to a situation that requires attention or action. We all deal with stress on a daily basis, and reactions (such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, digestive issues, and sleep disruption) are quite common.

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How To Know If You’re A Candidate For Hair Restoration

How to know if you're a candidate for hair restorationMay marks the 73rd annual Mental Health Awareness Month. In the years since Mental Health Awareness Month began; we’ve been developing a greater understanding of mental health, the problems people face, and how to properly handle those issues.

And – while we may not want to admit it – our physical appearance does impact our mental health. Despite the fact that the vast majority of men will experience some level of hair loss over time, going bald is linked to the development of mental health issues… including depression, anxiety, and poor self-image.

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Why Is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head?

Why is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head? What You Need to Know About AlopeciaIf you watched this year’s Academy Award ceremony, you saw Will Smith slap Chris Rock for mocking his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. But you might not have realized that Rock’s “joke” was about a medical condition that caused her hair loss. [Read more…] about Why Is Jada Pinkett-Smith Shaving Her Head?

Meditation and Hair Loss

meditation and hair lossYour doctor said that your hair loss is not genetic, male-pattern baldness, or related to a hormone imbalance… but stress is usually a factor in your thinning hair. It’s not like your stressful job, family, or current environment is going to get any easier – and losing your hair is actually adding to your stress level. So, what’s a good plan for reducing stress and avoiding hair loss? [Read more…] about Meditation and Hair Loss

Seasonal Affective Disorder And Hair Loss

man with hair loss from seasonal affective disorderMillions of Americans are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which can negatively impact their quality of life. In fact, anywhere from .5% to 3% of the general population is affected by this disorder. SAD is a form of depression and can create a lot of obstacles for those suffering from it, but can it also be contributing to your hair loss? [Read more…] about Seasonal Affective Disorder And Hair Loss

Top Three Reasons For Hair Loss

top reasons for hair lossThere are many reasons why people lose their hair. Hair loss does not discriminate against age, gender, or ethnic background. It also manifests in different forms depending on the reason for the hair loss; receding hairlines, male pattern baldness, hair thinning, and patches of hair loss.

So, what are some of the top reasons for hair loss?

  1. Genetics
  2. We focus heavily on male pattern baldness being hereditary, but genetics is the primary cause of hair loss through androgenetic alopecia regardless of gender. In fact, by age 50, about half of all people will have experienced some degree of androgenetic alopecia.

    There are quite a few myths revolving around genetics and hair loss. One such example is the common myth for men that the men on your maternal side of the family are a reliable indicator of how baldness will affect you as you age. While the X chromosome that you get from your mother’s side of the family is still considered the dominant genetic indicator of future hair loss, research has also shown that you are more likely to experience male pattern baldness if your father experienced it.

  3. Diet
  4. What we put into our bodies is incredibly important for properly maintaining them. For many of us, it’s easy to let a fast-paced life between work and family get in the way of making sure we have a properly balanced diet. We need these nutrients to help create and maintain a healthy head of hair.

    When we aren’t getting enough of certain nutrients, we are increasing our risks of avoidable hair loss. These vitamins and nutrients include:

    • Vitamins B6 and B12
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Magnesium
    • Protein
    • and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Rapid and unhealthy crash dieting for weight loss can also lead to hair loss. If you cut out too many calories and nutrients for your body to function properly, you can cause telogen effluvium hair loss – or even expedite male or female pattern baldness.

  5. Stress
  6. Similarly, stress is a major contributing factor to hair loss. It’s something we’ve all heard before, but even knowing that it can still be difficult to manage.

    A major cause of your day-to-day stress may be your job. Some of the more stressful jobs out there for people include:

    • Social workers
    • 911 dispatchers
    • Paramedics
    • Firefighters
    • Construction workers
    • Surgeons
    • Therapists, and more

    If you find yourself having a difficult time managing your stress, you may be at risk of telogen effluvium-related hair loss. Finding healthy outlets for your stress is key not only to avoid unnecessary hair loss but for increasing your overall quality of life.

    RHRLI Can Help Restore Your Hairline

    Whether you’ve experienced hair loss due to stress, diet, or your unavoidable family history, the experts at Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island can help. We offer many services, both surgical and non-surgical, to restore your hair, including the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. Our FUE hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. You don’t have to wait for your hair loss to progress too far. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help restore your hair and your confidence.

Top Jobs Causing Stress-Related Hair Loss

job stressMany of us may have joked around before about how our jobs are so stressful that they make us want to rip our hair out… but for a few occupations, there may just be some truth to that. We all handle stress differently and there are many jobs out there that would test the calmest and most level headed among us. [Read more…] about Top Jobs Causing Stress-Related Hair Loss

Intelligence & Hair Loss: Do Smart People Lose More Hair?

Intelligence and hair lossMany of us have preconceived notions about what baldness means on other people. While we often negatively think about baldness for ourselves, some positive stereotypes do go along with it. Among those positive associates are those who perceive male baldness as being a sign of intelligence, maturity, being better educated, and more successful. [Read more…] about Intelligence & Hair Loss: Do Smart People Lose More Hair?

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