Telogen effluvium? Here's what you can do

Telogen effluvium? Here's what you can do

Does your hair suddenly feel thinner or do you notice that you suddenly have an above-average amount of hair loss? If so, you may be suffering from telogen effluvium. It is not known how much telogen effluvium occurs, however, a large percentage of adults experience a period of this sudden hair loss at some point in their lives. Depending on the cause, the right products can solve the problem and stop the hair loss. Here you can read about the possible cause of your telogen effluvium and the best remedy to use in this case.

What is telogen effluvium?

Did you just step out of the shower, start to comb your hair, and suddenly notice strands falling out with a light pull or ending up in your hand as you run your fingers through it? Then there is a possibility that telogen effluvium is the cause of increased hair loss. Although everyone loses up to 150 hairs a day, as this is a perfectly normal part of the hair cycle, telogen effluvium can cause increased hair loss. It is a form of diffuse hair loss where there is an increased number of hairs in the resting phase of the hair growth cycle (telogen phase), leading to increased hair loss. Normally, hair goes through a cycle of growth (anagen phase), transition (catagen phase) and resting phase (telogen phase) before it falls out and new hair grows back. In telogen effluvium, however, the telogen phase is prolonged, meaning more hair stays in this phase at the same time and eventually falls out. The result is diffuse hair loss that, unlike a receding hairline or a bald spot on the head, occurs all over the head. This condition is a common form of hair loss and can affect men and women of all ages.

Common causes of telogen effluvium

There are several factors that can lead to telogen effluvium. The most common causes are

  • Stress:

A period of stress, such as after a traumatic event, deep grief, surgery or an accident, can affect the hair cycle and lead to temporary, stress-related hair loss.

  • Hormonal changes:

Hormonal hair loss is one of the most common causes of hair loss, especially in women. Hormonal changes in the body, such as during menopause, pregnancy or after childbirth, can lead to telogen effluvium. These fluctuations can affect the hair cycle, such that more hair enters the telogen phase and falls out.

  • Change in diet:

Hair loss due to weight loss, a crash diet or a gastric bypass is also not uncommon, as a lack of certain nutrients can lead to telogen effluvium. An unbalanced diet or certain eating habits can disrupt the hair cycle and lead to hair loss.

  • Medication or diseases:

Taking certain medications can have a big impact on the body. For example, if you have been taking antidepressants or chemotherapy drugs or suffer from thyroid problems or autoimmune diseases, this can be a trigger for telogen effluvium.

In most cases, diffuse hair loss occurs only 2–4 months after the cause. If you see this list, you may already know what is the cause of telogen effluvium in your case. If not, a visit to your GP is recommended to find out the cause through a blood test or a trichogram.

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Treatment of telogen effluvium

Although the idea of telogen effluvium can obviously be very shocking, there is also good news: Normally, diffuse hair loss is reversible and the condition slowly improves again after a few months. You can support this process with suitable, clinically tested products. Depending on the cause, other remedies are available to help you find your way back to full, healthy hair.

If hormones are the cause, Spectral.CSF lotion offers an ideal way to stimulate hair growth through the combination of high-quality ingredients. We also recommend taking Neofollics tablets as a dietary supplement to support the body in returning to normal hair growth.

If telogen effluvium occurs due to stress or illness, Spectral.F7 lotion is suitable to eliminate diffuse hair loss. Revita.SOD tablets can provide valuable support as a supplementary dietary supplement. If stress seems to be the cause, stress management and relaxation techniques can help reduce hair loss.

You should also make sure you eat a balanced diet, so that your body gets all the important vitamins and nutrients it needs for healthy hair growth.

So, don't worry if you suffer from hair loss in the form of telogen effluvium! Once you find the cause, you can fight hair loss with the right products. With regular use over several months, you will find your way back to healthy, thick hair.

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