Now, while hair loss post-COVID-19 isn’t a classic symptom, the sheer magnitude with which recovered people detail about their hair loss is something that is now subject to clinical investigations around the world.
Although hair fall as a side-effect has just been coming into notice as a possible COVID after-effect, experts have suggested that a lot of viral illnesses and chronic health issues can, in fact, impact your hair health. The stress resulting from any of these infections being the number one cause.
With the SARS-COV-2 virus, which is known to be gravely impactful on the body’s vital organs, there can be a high level of inflammation present in the body, that can lead to side-effects in the long run. The inflammation and acute infection can interrupt the growth of hair follicles on the scalp and thus push the hair into the ‘dead’ phase, making you shed that hair.
Weaker, frail immunity (as the body stays busy rooting away the damage caused by the virus), as well as severe nutritional deficiencies (which can also cause digestive problems and vital damage if not taken care of), are possible reasons to blame for excessive hair fall many are currently facing as a post-COVID-consequence.
Most particularly, a depletion in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D levels, which are crucial for good hair and skin health can also lead to excessive hair fall.