Increased Stress Level leads to Skin Problems in College Students

How Excessive Stress leads to Skin problem

In a student Life College is a stressful period. In a research at the Lewis Katz School of Medication at Temple University is fund that with increasing level of psychological stress skin complaints increases.


During 2014 fall semester, a cross sectional study was conducted by Temple University in which five thousands undergraduate student was invited to participate in a in a web-based study, in which they have to reported about their emotional pressure and related skin problems. 422 students were included final sample size. [ Read : Have Energy Foods to Energize yourself and reduce Stress]

Final participants were divided into 3 groups.

Low stress level

Moderate stress level

High stress level

Skin diseases caused by Stress

In compare to low stress level students, high stress level students was suffering more and different kinds of skin diseases like itchy skin; hair loss; scaly skin; oily and waxy patches on scalp; problematic sweating; scaly skin; onychophagia (nail biting); (hair pulling) trichotillomania and itchy allergy. [Read : Eat Plant Based Diet To fight against Diseases]

Despite of many limitation in study like low response rate and absence of physical assessment of respondents, Dr. Yasipovitch said that the result is important for dermatologists who are treating undergraduate aged patients for skin problems.

How to Reduce Stress  and avoid Skin Diseases

These studies highlight the need of healthcare providers to ask their patients about perceived level of psychological stress.

Dr. Yasipovitch further recommend that non-pharmacologic healing treatments should be considered for sufferers introducing with both skin disorders and heightened level of psychological level.[ Read : Get Medicine for any Disease at your Doorstep]

2 thoughts on “Increased Stress Level leads to Skin Problems in College Students

  • June 27, 2016 at 12:34 pm

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  • February 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So it is important to discuss them with your doctor.


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