What is Telogen Effluvium hair loss?
Telogen effluvium is a condition of temporary hair loss that usually happens after stress, a shock, or a traumatic event or even an illness such as COVID-19. The condition typically is not permanent but can often cause hair loss all over the head but in no real shedding pattern. In most cases, it won't cause you to lose all their hair, but it may become noticeably thin. Telogen effluvium is considered by dermatologists the second most common type of hair loss.
When you experience stress, a traumatic event, or are recovering from an illness such as Flu or Covid, our bodies stress levels rise. Stress triggers a hormone in your body called cortisol, which is linked to the function of hair follicles. High levels of stress can cause this hormone to put your hair growth cycle into a resting phase which is why hair weakens and begins to shed. Which is why so many people are currently experiencing signs of chronic telogen effluvium or hair loss after covid following the recent pandemic.
While Telogen Effluvium is temporary, steps need to be taken to reduce the stress in your life and maintain a healthy nutrient-dense diet to improve the condition of your scalp and eliminate hair shedding. For more information read our blog on how stress can impact the body,
Symptoms and Causes of Telogen Effluvium
Hair loss and hair thinning can look different from person to person, however the main way to diagnose Telogen Effluvium is an increase in the amount of hair a person sheds every day. On average, we lose around 50-100 hairs a day and you may not even notice this happening. However, if you’re experiencing signs of telogen effluvium, you may start to notice that more hair than usual is falling out in the shower or when as you brush your hair.
Our lifestyle can play a big role in causing sudden disturbances to the hair cycle, these may be
Severe stress - Prolonged periods of stress can result in Telogen Effluvium.
Poor diet - A processed food heavy diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies which will impact overall hair health.
Sudden weight loss - Weight loss or chronic calorie restriction can cause the scalp hair to shed due to a lack of nutrients.
Underlying scalp disorder or health condition - These can include autoimmune disease, conditions that affect the thyroid gland, and alopecia areata. If you think you have an autoimmune condition, speak to your GP.
Read more information on telogen effluvium and how to solve it with a Q&A from the Founder, Simone Thomas.
How Simone Thomas Wellness Supplements can help with Telogen Effluvium hair loss
Vitamin supplements may be an effective solution for anyone suffering from acute telogen effluvium as they will help to provide a range of extra vitamins, minerals and natural support, all essential when dealing with hair loss as a result of trauma. While there is no quick fix for chronic telogen effluvium, at Simone Thomas Wellness we believe optimal health starts from within and by taking a natural, vitamin-rich supplement you can ensure you’re providing your hair with the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Ginkgo Biloba B+ is our award-winning nutrient-packed with a nurturing combination of Ginkgo Biloba b+, vitamin B complex including folic acid, vitamin B12, botanicals, and live cultures. The powerful antioxidant Ginkgo Biloba is an essential element in preventing and reducing further hair loss and provides your body with the right nutrients to encourage healthy hair regrowth. Ginkgo is a highly effective treatment for telogen effluvium and works to strengthen the hair follicles as well as reducing inflammation on the scalp to encourage hair regrowth.
Our multi-award-winning supplements also include Super Greens to recharge and boost your immunity, and Everyday Wellness, a super-strength probiotic to support your gut health. Ideal for those looking to regain optimal health and aid shiny, strong, and healthy hair after a period of trauma or stress.
Ginkgo Biloba B+ provides a beneficial range of B vitamins that improves the body’s responses to stress which is helpful for those who suffer from hair pulling. Super greens supplement increases the body’s levels of zinc, iron, and selenium for multiplying new hair follicles and producing collagen to strengthen the proteins in new hair. Discover more about the benefits of Ginkgo Biloba for hair regrowth.
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Hair loss related to stress, a shock or traumatic event can affect your mental and emotional state by causing more stress and worry, which leads to a vicious cycle. The expertly formulated Simone Thomas Wellness supplements are designed to take care of the whole body, packed with the select nutrients your body needs to reduce your anxiety, increase energy levels and improve your overall well-being so you can get back to feeling yourself, or even better!
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In this e-book you will find information on:
- The Hair Growth Cycle
- The different types of hair loss conditions explained
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- The disadvantages to conventional hair loss treatments
- How to address hair loss in a healthy way, as recommended by Hair Loss Consultant, Simone Thomas.