|Stress-related hair loss |
When stress levels become so high that they affect the immune system it can have a (0) C effect on the body and the hair. Hair loss itself causes immense stress and then it can become a vicious (1) .... .
Bonnie Kinnear, 50s, housewife: "Last year my life was quite stressful due to my husband's high-profile career being constantly in the (2) .... .At this time I began to develop an (3) .... scalp which was wrongly diagnosed as psoriasis, for which I was (4) .... steroids. Over the next two months my scalp became worse, and hair began to fall out, leaving (5) .... patches, which was devastating.
Having to look good and be a support to my famous husband was stressful because wherever we went people would look at us. I had lost at (6) .... one third of my hair and, in (7) .... , visited a high-profile Mayfair trichologist. Without any (8) .... I was ordered to buy $300 (9) .... of products and my hair was massaged by a girl who proceeded to turn my hair into what is (10) .... as "bird's-nest syndrome". It took four hours to (11) .... .
My GP (12) .... me to seek help from Andrew Bernie. I was diagnosed with a stress-triggered (13) .... where the skin cells multiply fast, grow down the hairshaft and bind with sebaceous matter to strangle the hair. I visit Andrew regularly for (14) .... . I am also trying to (15) .... my stress levels, which is easier now my hair is returning.
0 A hard B heavy C profound D full
1 A cycle B effect C closure D circle
2 A daylight B spotlight C searchlight D starlight
3 A intense B enlarged C inflamed D inflicted
4 A prescribed B ordered C allowed D recommended
5 A empty B bald C dark D hairy
6 A once B all C least D first
7 A reply B fun C hope D desperation
8 A experiment B diagnosis C study D result
9 A worth B value C price D cost
10 A supposed B known C seen D referred
11 A replace B untangle C return D reset
12 A suggested B forbade C convinced D reported
13 A state B symptom C outcome D condition
14 A treatments B dates C services D appointments
15 A destroy B assess C manage D measure