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Psychological Consequences of Hair Loss

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen | Category: Hair

There are many possible causes for hair loss (Alopecia). Some of the most common causes of hair loss are genetics, medications, hormones and stress. Research has shown that hair loss is as psychologically stressful for men as it is for women.  Almost every society in the world associates luxurious hair with youth, beauty and good health.  In fact, for many people hair is what makes them feel beautiful and in women the most feminine.  If and when you start to lose your hair for whatever reason, it can be very devastating.

Suffering from alopecia can come with serious psychological consequences, like depression, anxiety and social phobia. A number of scientific studies have shown that women are more likely than men to suffer from these psychologically painful effects.  In our culture a bald man is socially acceptable, a bald woman is not. However, a woman’s hair loss should never be overlooked, discounted or underestimated. Hair loss should be recognized for the impact it has on one’s self-esteem and psychological well-being.  Seeking treatment for the root of the problem should be the first step in getting rid of any of these psychological effects associated with hair loss.   There is a range of medical treatments for alopecia. However, hair transplants have become extremely popular for being the most permanent solution for heredity female-pattern alopecia.  A consultation with a board-certified physician hair specialist may be the most effective way to learn about the treatment options that are available.

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