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Hair Loss and COVID-19

August 12th, 2020

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., more Americans are experiencing hair loss as more are also suffering from coronavirus. However, is this a new symptom of the virus or is it a separate medical condition?

Speaking to Men’s Health, Dr. Christine Shaver said, “we’ve seen many more patients with shedding who are stressing out from the coronavirus pandemic, but have not actually had the disease.”

“While illness is a common cause for telogen effluvium, a sudden increase in hair loss may result from stressors such as job loss, the death of a loved one, or major changes in lifestyle, such as extreme dietary or exercise changes. Unfortunately, all of these have been related to the recent COVID epidemic.”

To learn more, read the full Men’s Health article.



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on Updated 2020-09-08