Telogen Effluvium

Hair loss can be a shocking event in your life altogether. Telogen Effluvium often indicates a modification in your normal hair cycle. It can occur with any jolt to your system — emotional or physical further causing hair roots to be pushed impulsively into the resting state.

Telogen effluvium is the second most collective form of hair loss.

What is Telogen Effluvium?

Telogen Effluvium is a hair loss disorder than can follow emotional suffering, such as tragic personal loss, physiological stress, sudden or extreme weight loss, untraced dieting, nutritional insufficiencies, surgery, or metabolic instabilities. Hair typically grows back once the condition that caused it corrects itself; however this can lead to several month of waiting.

Telogen Effluvium witnesses a normal balance of hair growth turned into a disordered phase. The disproportionate shedding leads to a decrease in the total number of hairs.

Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium

Symptoms of Telogen Effluvium are excessive loose hair, scalp hair may feel or look less dense than usual, and at times when hair loss is subtle, individuals may not notice anything unusual.

Causes of Telogen Effluvium

There are innumerable variables that can cause Telogen Effluvium including: early stages of androgenetic alopecia, major physical trauma, major psychological stress, abrupt hormonal changes, including those associated with childbirth and menopause, prolonged fever, severe infection, severe dieting or malnutrition, stress, and some medications.

The two most collective causes of Telogen Effluvium are chronic stress and diet deficiency. These bases can gradually exert a negative effect on hair growth and lead to persistent hair loss.

Diagnosing Telogen Effluvium

Most cases of telogen effluvium can be diagnosed based on medical history and an examination of the scalp and hair. If the hair loss has been occurring for several months, there may be visible thinning patches, but often the hair loss is not dramatic enough for a hair specialist to notice.

Blood tests are typically implemented to find the source when indications are not recognizable. A biopsy may also be implemented, in which a small piece of the scalp that includes several hair follicles is removed and examined under a microscope.