5 Ways Stress Affects The Body & How To Manage

Stress, when not controlled, can have devastating effects on your body.

Hair Falls Out:

If you have been thinking you have been seeing things, you haven’t. Stress can actually stop your follicles from stimulating aka growing. I have personally seen this happen in my life and as a result, when things cause me stress it actually forces me to address them because I cannot be losing my edges.

Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. from The Mayo Clinic states stress can affect the hair in three different ways:

  • Telogen effluvium. In telogen effluvium (TEL-o-jun uh-FLOO-vee-um), significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, tension, loneliness, boredom or frustration.
  • Alopecia areata. A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.

Poor Immune System

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