What is Telogen Effluvium?
In a person with telogen effluvium, more hairs go into the telogen phase (resting phase) because of stress or shock to the body. Typically, about 30% of hairs will stop growing and rest, before they start shedding. Hence, you will notice 2 to 3 times more hairs falling out when you have Telogen Effluvium.
“Stressors” may vary from emotional or physiological stress and includes eating disorders, crash diets, pregnancy and childbirth, chronic illnesses, major surgeries, anemia as well as general highly stressful events that occur in one’s life.