STRESS AND HAIR LOSS

Physical and emotional stress can cause or hasten hair loss. Situations such as severe emotional stress, anxiety, depression or psychological exhaustion, as well as other that can produce physical stress (such as giving birth, drastic diets, high fever, severe infection, major surgery, certain diseases and some drugs), may possibly cause telogen effluviums of varying severity.

 

Stress can affect hair loss at three levels:

  1. As a trigger of some types of alopecia (telogen effluvium, alopecia areata).
  2. As an aggravating factor in other conditions that provoke alopecia (AGA and endocrinological or immunological conditions). Stress, for example, can bring about or promote harmful hyperseborrhoea.
  3. As a secondary problem in response to hair loss, which can contribute to making hair loss worse and perpetuating a vicious cycle.

 

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Vitamin supplements such as Vitacrecil Complex Forte contain a balanced combination of nutrients (L-cystine, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, iron and zinc, in its case) essential for the formation of hair and nails, because their deficiency produces alopecia.

 

L-cystine is a sulphur-containing amino acid precursor of keratin (the main protein in hair and nails); biotin (vitamin B8) lengthens the hair’s growth phase and regulates seborrhoea; pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) stimulates the hair follicle; zinc is needed for keratin synthesis, as is vitamin B6 (which also strengthens the sebum control effect of zinc); and iron is essential for proper oxygenation of the hair follicle; and iron is essential for proper oxygenation of the hair follicle.

 

These nutrients are especially suitable in situations involving deficiency: stress, weight-loss diets, convalescence, increased requirements for athletes, seasonal hair loss, postpartum hair loss, menopause and any deficiency conditions.