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Divorce Stress Linked to Hair Loss in Women

 Posted on December 00, 0000 in Divorce

divorce stressThe Illinois Department of Health lists a total of 2,310 divorces and annulments in DuPage County in 2011. This accounts for 18 more than listed the year prior. Divorce is never a pleasant ordeal and can cause a high amount of stress for the thousands of people it affects every year. Undoubtedly, there are a number of factors that can lead to hair loss, including poor nutrition or genetics, but studies have linked stress caused by divorce to hair loss in women.

An article published by U.S. News & World Report shares research that indicates hair loss due to stress from losing a spouse is only second behind genetics as the strongest culprit in females. Health habits may change during divorce proceedings, which may be attributed to increased stress and subsequent hair loss.

Irregular sleep patterns, alcohol and tobacco use, and other unhealthy factors may all affect the stress level of any person dealing with a separation. Divorce also can have an effect on a person’s medical health as well. published research that shows men and women who are divorced have 20 percent more chronic health problems than those who are married, per a study by the University of Chicago and John Hopkins University.

In order to avoid negative physical and mental effects on the body, the article suggests the following as healthy, coping strategies when dealing with divorce:

  • Turn to support from family and friends;
  • Embrace self-care;
  • Avoid negative thinking; and
  • Take proactive steps to move forward.

Although it is hard to keep emotions out of the equation during a separation, an objective focus on the proceedings can help create a more stress-free environment. If you are considering a divorce in Illinois, contact an experienced Arlington Heights family law attorney who can help you understand your legal options as you go through the process.

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