Stress, whether due to pregnancy, unexpected weight loss, a medical condition, a traumatic event, or pressure from work and family, may lead to hair loss in both men and women. Fortunately, this problem is only temporary. New hairs will grow again once you learn how to manage stress effectively. For many people, it is not easy to know what actually makes them feel stressed and whether stress is linked to hair loss. This is mainly because hair loss usually does not happen immediately, but a few months later. With that in mind, if you notice your hair falling out in clumps a few months after these events, stress may be a possible cause.