Hair loss, pimples linked to stress
MANILA – If you are shedding hair more than usual or develop dry, itchy skin, you may need a change of scenery or lifestyle.
According to dermatologist Dr. Grace Beltran, hair loss and skin problems may be caused by too much stress.
Beltran said stress can induce pimples, lesions and rashes, which may develop into a skin disease affecting a person’s entire body.
“Ang stress pwedeng directly mag-induce ng skin lesions, pwede ding may genetic problem to begin with tapos na-aggravate ng stress,” she told dzMM’s “Magandang Gabi, Dok.”
“The more stressed you are, the more sensitive you become,” she added.
Beltran said shedding and thinning of hair is also linked to stress, and may occur 3 to 4 months after a stressful episode in a person’s life, including sickness, surgery and pregnancy.
Beltran said a person experiencing stress should try and control it by relaxing, engaging in a new hobby or a change in lifestlye.
“Baguhin mo ‘yung lifestyle mo. Kapag nai-istress ka na, do something about it. Parang mag-liwaliw ka na kaunti,” she said.