When we see a stressed person in movies, they may be losing hair and complaining of stomach pain. Does this happen in real life? Or are these just over exaggerations? The answer is that it is a little of both. Stress can do a lot of weird things to our bodies. It messes with our hormones, which can cause hair loss, increased blood pressure, premature aging, and even sudden death in an otherwise healthy individual. In a culture that seems to be constantly be stressed out, it has never been more imperative to understand how stress affects the body.
- According to the Mayo Clinic “stress and hair loss can be related.” The medical term for this is alopecia areata.
- Dr. Martin Samuels of Brigham and Woman’s hospital is a cardiologist who studies the relationship between thinking and heart disease.
- He collects examples of cases where perfectly healthy adults die from massive doses of stress chemicals released in the blood stream, which is rare, but it does happen.
“True: According to the Mayo Clinic “stress and hair loss can be related.” The medical term for this is alopecia areata.”