The dangers of stress!

Handling stress is never easy, whether it is work related anxiety caused by difficulties in the office, arguing with a partner at home, or most commonly, worrying over a lack of money.


Work place stress has been in the headlines recently after the Office of National Statistics revealed that men are rapidly narrowing the gap on women in longevity. Yes, that’s right – whilst women have always historically outlived men (on average, of course) that gap is now closing.


This has been largely put down to the increase in the number of women who are now focusing on fast-paced and challenging careers that ultimately lead to a lot of stress. Of course, feeling anxious and stressed is not good for your health, but it also leads to a number of other bad habits which have a hugely detrimental effect, like excessive drinking or smoking.


An ONS commentary said: “The general narrowing of the gap between male and female mortality rates can be explained by a number of reasons including improvements in male health leading to a rise in male life expectancy which has increased at a greater rate than for females. Increases in women entering the labour force over the last 50 years are considered to have had an impact on levels of stress, smoking and drinking, leading to changes in the health of females.”


The rise in stress levels can have a number of knock-on effects, including hair loss. Earlier this week, I read a news story that claimed Kim Kardashian was suffering from hair loss as a result of stress. This was also the case for Twilight star Kristen Stewart last year after she split with Robert Pattinson.


Of course, it is very hard to make yourself feel relaxed when you’re suffering from stress, and signs of hair loss are only going to lead to further anxiety. However, there are a number of ways to improve your hair’s vitality. Firstly, I recommend a healthy, protein-focused diet. Secondly, our Papilla HairStim Capsules not only contain AnaGain, but also a host of other B Vitamins, all designed to improve the health of your hair.


If you’d like to discuss this in more detail, call The Brighton Hair Loss Clinic on 01273 646500.


Posted October 16th, 2014 in TBHLC.