15 Reasons You Could Lose Your Hair Early

Only men lose their hair, right? Wrong! See if you're at risk (16 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:29AM

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15 Reasons You Could Lose Your Hair Early

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Stress

Many people believe day-to-day stress is the most likely cause of hair loss; but that’s not so, says Mizuguchi. “If that were the case, everybody who works on Wall Street would have gone bald,” he says. When stress does trigger hair loss (a condition call telogen effluvium), severe physical or emotional stress causes hair to go into the “resting state” where the hair falls out but new hair isn’t immediately made to replace it. Why this happens isn’t exactly understood, but it likely has something to do with metabolic changes triggered by stress hormones, Mizuguchi says.

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