telogen effluvium


telogen effluvium

Stress generally causes a type of hair loss referred to as telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is the reversible shedding of hair in the resting phase when the body senses, for reasons that are not clear, that it needs to divert its energies.

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Hairloss for dummies!

Started by tommy Apr 10, 2011. 0 Replies

Here is an ebook that some might find helpful

Coping Strategies

Started by Vicsta. Last reply by Vicsta Apr 9, 2011. 2 Replies

I just read what Georgie wrote and I thought it might be good to start a thread about coping strategies.For me, a lot of coming to terms with my hair loss came from dealing with the shedding more…Continue

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Comment by Vicsta on April 2, 2012 at 7:54am

It didn't for me - it uncovered AGA.

Comment by Dawn on April 2, 2012 at 3:14am


Does your TE leave and come back? ugh.

Comment by Vicsta on July 20, 2011 at 10:07am
Wow that is expensive! Worth it if it works in the long term as spending money on wigs and things to cover your head mounts up.
Comment by Vicsta on July 8, 2011 at 3:06pm
Hi Nicole!

Alice - that's great news and very interesting. Is it expensive? Please keep us posted!!
Comment by tommy on July 6, 2011 at 2:58am
hello! lol
Comment by tommy on April 14, 2011 at 2:08pm
oh my god, i have bells palsey! haff my face doesnt work lol

feel like little nicky 'get in the flask!' hehe
Comment by tommy on April 13, 2011 at 5:02pm
i wish instead of paying tax or national insurance (what ever covers our nhs) that we had the choice to use that money to go private!
Comment by Vicsta on April 13, 2011 at 1:29pm
That sounds about right Tommy - the animal hospital that I have to take my dog to (she's blind) is better than the human hospital and the vets are more compassionate and helpful. I think it's a disgrace our health care system... we live in a supposed 1st world country, but our hospitals and surgeries are not 1st world at all. If I had the money I would go privately.
Comment by tommy on April 13, 2011 at 6:30am
hey alice sorry to hear that has happened to your family, touch wood i haven't lost a sibling or a parent. I have had quite a few deaths in the family like last year my grandad and 2 uncles (different sides) died in the same week! my grandad boxer's son died xmas then he went on boxing day and my mum's half brother died from an over dose on newyears eve! what are the charces!

Oh yes the doctors waking you up all the time, that pissed me right off. And more so when they used to turn the bight light on above me bed lol it was awful i couldn't even move and they wouldn't even help my to the loo.

I was in a teaching hospital, i find it really rude when they are all staring at you, i had a group of 10 standing there that did not help me feeling consus about the pecia lol

After watching the nurses and doctors i noticed that most view you as cattle, it was as if they was working in a animal hotel! they have no compassion for anybody, in fact i think people who do look after animals give more of a dam!
I also found that the dinner ladies and the care staff where more helpful to people.
Comment by tommy on April 12, 2011 at 11:36am
I had my thyroid blood tested when it first started 9 I think i may have had overall blood test check when they did this. It didn't show anything

I also had about a gazillions blood tests when i was in hospital for pneumonia for 2 weeks and nothing come up in them. I swear i was going to have a stroke with all those horrible lights!

i don't know why they see it as cosmetic, as clearly for most men and every woman it is a big thing. The way 'beauty' is shoved down our necks, and when you watch shows and it says you need the right hair cut or your look bad.

I do feel bad because of course there are people worse off, but this makes me feel so much worse!

Its like when people say that and i think 'Yes I'm not dieing but I'm not exactly living'

oh i could go on all day! lol

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