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Can stress cause hair fall?

Yes, stress can cause hair fall. Stress can impact the hair growth cycle, leading to a condition known as telogen effluvium. This is a temporary form of hair loss that occurs when a large number of hair follicles enter the resting phase (telogen phase) and then shed at the same time.

Stress can also trigger other types of hair loss, such as alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes patches of hair loss on the scalp and other areas of the body.

It's important to manage stress levels through activities such as exercise, meditation to help reduce the risk of hair fall. Additionally, taking steps to maintain overall hair health, such as eating a balanced diet, avoiding harsh hair treatments, and getting enough sleep, can also help prevent hair fall caused by stress.

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