How to Reverse Chronic Telogen Effluvium

Stress is a natural part of life, but in some cases, it can lead to a rapid, temporary form of hair loss. “Chronic telogen effluvium is defined as a condition in which a greater percentage than normal of hair follicles on the scalp are shedding,” Anna Chacon, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and hair loss expert in South Florida tells ishonest Connect to Care.

Can it be reversed? Yes! “Regrowth after telogen effluvium can be reversed by identifying and removing the trigger that is causing chronic telogen effluvium,” Chacon says.

Let’s explore some of the common causes of chronic telogen effluvium and some solutions that work to reverse it.

Telogen Effluvium Causes

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When you experience stress, your hair does too. Telogen effluvium is defined as stress-related hair loss and is typically short-term and transitory. It can be triggered by many physical and emotional stressors including:

  • Certain medications
  • Poor diet
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Pregnancy/childbirth
  • Chronic illness
  • Emotional stress

“If the stressor is constant and has not been addressed — such as continuous dieting, grievance, or a psychological/medical illness which has not been addressed or which the patient has not successfully recovered from, telogen effluvium may become chronic,” Chacon says.

Don’t Wait. Get Help Today.

The sooner you address the symptoms of hair loss, the more likely you are to prevent irreversible damage. Speak to a medical professional today to begin your journey to a fuller head of hair.

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