Yes, though it is often mistaken for androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss), Telogen Effluvium (also known as TE) is a type of stress related hair loss that has a variety of known causes.
In essence though, stress related hair loss occurs when there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. A number of stresses can bring this about, such as a severe shock to the body, extreme mental stress or trauma, new medications, and even dietary changes.
It is perfectly normal to shed between 50 to 100 hairs a day. However, in cases that involve Telogen Effluvium, a significant percentage of your hair follicles in the ANAGEN hair growth phase suddenly switch to the dormant TELOGEN hair phase. This situation results in more hair fall and shedding.
The good news is once you get your stress levels under control and address the original trigger your hair will grow back. In order to do so without any complications please follow our 5 stepss for reversing stress related hair loss / Telogen Effluvium correctly.