Telogen Effluvium Hairloss = Alopecia
According to the British Association of Dermatologists:
“Telogen effluvium occurs when there is a marked increase in hairs shed each day. An increased proportion of hairs shift from the growing phase (anagen) to the shedding phase (telogen). Normally only 10% of the scalp hair is in the telogen phase, but in telogen effluvium this increases to 30% or more. This usually happens suddenly and can occur approximately 3 months after a trigger.”
Telogen Effluvium is actually quite normal when under high stress. Ask any hair stylist and she will tell you about all their clients with massive shedding and for the most part it grows back after the stress has dissipated. However many times too, it's also a lack of iron, or nutrient deficiency. Any vegans out there? Well if you aren't supplementing, than this diet isn't getting all the regular vitamins, amino acids or minerals that meat eaters get. If you supplement and change eating patterns, all things can be fixed and improved.
Many times, the shed isn't too drastic, but it can worsen and turn into another type of alopecia. Alopecia is the medical term for "hairloss". Any type of hairloss is under this umbrella term of alopecia. Yes there are different types of alopecia, but don't be confused, Telogen Efflucivum is considered alopecia, as you in fact lose hair.
My hair had a combination of massive shedding and bald spots. Once I learned how to handle it and manage it, I was able to regain my hair and health. I am now using preventive measures to ensure it doesn't come back and I continue to be healthy, seeing continuous hair growth.
I am aware of concerns of having alopecia come back. I see it in forums, groups and online where people share their stories. Once you read my book, go through any of my courses or trainings, you will know how to avoid pitfalls, how to avoid being susceptible again and most importantly keeping your health at optimal levels. More than just hair, alopecia effects your overall wellbeing and I know I fell into a depressed state.
Be aware of your triggers, stop them, avoid them, and at the least, know to quickly remedy them. The learnings you gain from my program are lifelong strategies for health success.