Khloé ‘losing hair’
Khloé Kardashian is reportedly losing patches of hair as a result of stress over her failed marriage.
The 29-year-old reality star filed for divorce earlier this month from her husband of four years, Lamar Odom.
Various media reports suggest infidelity and heavy drug use on Lamar’s part was to blame.
And according to Radar Online, the split is taking a noticeable toll on Khloé’s health.
Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day, who has not treated Khloé, spoke to the website about a large bald patch the star appeared to have during a recent outing.
“A major stress, such as divorce, can lead to a type of hair shedding called Telogen Effluvium, or stress shedding,” Day said.
“This is a diffuse hair shedding that typically occurs about three months after the stress occurs, due to the nature of hair growth cycles.”
Debra Jaliman, MD said if Khloé is losing large clumps of hair it could also be due to an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata.
According to Jaliman, it can be reversed.
“Stress can cause hair loss, and with this condition, the hair follicles are attacked by the body,” Jaliman said.
“It can be treated by injections of cortisone into the hair follicle. I also recommend using Rogaine for men once a day. Biotin can also be used. 2.5 mg a day… [And] hair can be seen to grow back in one to three months.”
The reports come amid claims the Kardashian clan is meanwhile having the "Christmas from hell".
In Touch magazine reports family matriarch Kris Jenner is insisting the family gets together despite her daughter's personal troubles.
"[Khloé] just wants to bury her head in the sand. She wishes the holidays weren’t happening," a source said.
“[It's] just a horrible time for Khloé."
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