If you have recently experienced sudden hair loss after a major life change, it is very possible that stress could be the main trigger of your hair loss. This hair loss onset by sudden stress is referred to as telogen effluvium. A sudden stressful event may cause certain hair follicles to stop growing, and enter the resting phase earlier than usual. When more follicles are in the resting phase than the growing phase, hair loss may occur. This will usually be seen as thinning over the entire scalp, not a receding hair line which is commonly associated with other types of hair loss.
Telogen effluvium usually affects women more often than men. This may be because stressful events are experienced by women more often, such as childbirth. Some other examples of events that may cause sudden stress are weight loss pills, diet changes, emotional stress, and surgery. Hair loss caused by stress is most often temporary hair loss, so when the source of stress is removed, your hair should start to grow back.
If you believe you are experiencing hair loss, Bosley recommends you visit your dermatologist as soon as possible, to correctly determine the cause for your hair loss. If you would like to learn about hair restoration options, you can visit www.Bosley.com to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with a Bosley professional.