Rise in baldness in teenagers blamed on stress

Hair loss (Pic:DM)

Stress from school pressure and family break-up is making youngsters go bald at an alarming rate, it is claimed.

Experts say the number of teenagers losing their hair is up 25 per cent in two years.

Andrew McCarthy, of The Alopecia Clinic in Manchester, has recorded the increase in under-21s seeking advice and treatment since 2007. He said: “Stress is usually the number one cause.”

Neil Shah, of the Stress Management Society, said factors including radiation from modern gadgets, poor diet and lack of exercise played a part.

(source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/01/27/rise-in-baldness-in-teenagers-blamed-on-stress-115875-21074141)

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