injustice stress hair lossA woman falsely accused of mistreating two OAP’s has suffered hair loss due to the stress of the investigation. 44-year old Dorota Fedczyszyn, was facing misconduct charges due to incidents which occurred in January 2016 at a Dundee care home.

Despite her relief at being cleared of the charges, Dorota has admitted it has caused her to lose some of her hair.

The stress led to hair loss

During the time of the investigation, Dorota had to finish her dissertation and degree at Abertay. The combined stress of the investigation, along with her studies, is what contributed to her hair loss.

The stress affected not just her physical health, but her mental health too. After evidence presented by the care home manager left the investigative panel with concerns, Dorota was eventually found not guilty.

Can stress really cause hair loss?

Stress is known to link to hair loss, especially significant levels of stress. It is largely thought to be because stress can trigger an increased production of adrenaline. This can then turn into cholesterol, which can effectively increase the levels of testosterone in the body. Testosterone can have a massive impact on hair growth.

Stress can also cause havoc on the immune system. This makes us more likely to develop illnesses, which themselves can trigger the hair to shed approximately a couple of months afterwards.

The good news for those suffering with stress-related hair loss like Dorota, is that it is usually temporary. As soon as the stress goes away, the hair will start to get back to normal. In the meantime, there are treatments available which can minimise the damage and help encourage healthy new hair to grow.

If you’re concerned about stress-related hair loss, it’s a good idea to seek advice from a hair specialist. They will be able to prescribe adequate treatment to help you deal with the condition until it gets back to normal.