Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition that occurs when a larger than usual number of hair follicles prematurely enter the telogen (resting) phase of the hair growth cycle. This disrupts the natural cycle and leads to shedding. Unlike traction alopecia, telogen effluvium doesn’t involve damage to the hair follicles themselves.

Telogen effluvium can be triggered by various physical or emotional stressors, such as:
* Significant weight loss
* Childbirth
* High fever or illness
* Surgery
* Emotional stress
* Certain medications
* Nutritional deficiencies (iron, protein)

In most cases, telogen effluvium resolves on its own once the underlying stressor is addressed. Treatment may not be necessary, but depending on the cause, a doctor might recommend supplements to address deficiencies, medication adjustments, or stress management techniques.

Disclaimer:This information is intended for general knowledge only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.