Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002810
Title: Hair fall due to stress factors - A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Hair loss provokes anxieties and distress more profound than its objective severity would appear to justify. This reflects the profound symbolic and psychosocial importance of hair. Stress has long been implicated as one of the causal factors involved in hair loss. From this, the study conducts a survey to understand the effect of stress on hair loss. Materials and Methods: It is a questionnaire-based survey. A set of 10 questions to assess the hair loss of participants of different age and different stress factors were given. The data were collected and statistically evaluated. Results and Discussion: As per the results, the hair fall was noticed high during high school where they had stress and fear of examinations and it gradually decreased their sleep-wake cycle. The hair loss started from high school and was progressive throughout their life. The result shown that most of them are non-anemic (82%) and are free of thyroid-related diseases (96%). Conclusion: Thus, this survey evidently proves that stress and hair loss are interrelated and are a growing threat affecting emotional and social well-being of people, especially among teenagers. Stress is felt by teenagers with their examinations for adults due to their work pressure apart from illness. Thus, the necessary measures to be taken to lead a happy socioemotional life.

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    M. Ashwin Shravan Kumar1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

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    1 Department of  Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: K. Yuvaraj Babu, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Ashwin Shravan Kumar1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2

    Title:Hair fall due to stress factors - A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3053-3055)
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    Methodology:a questionnaire-based survey
    Research Materials:Hair loss

Keywords

Alopecia Hair loss Psychoemotional stress Sleep-wake cycle Telogen

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