How Are Hormones and Hair Loss Related?
If you're in your 30's or older, you might have seen old pictures of yourself and wondered where 'all that hair' went. Well, your hormones probably have something to do with it.
As we grow older, our hormones also tend to wane and go off balance. When this happens, hair loss is almost inevitable.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the hormones we can blame for hair loss…
DHT: The Hair Loss Hormone
Some male hormones [also called androgens] are responsible for pattern hair loss in both men and women. This baldness pattern starts when there are high levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp.
Also, Low levels of female hormones could trigger these male hormones to increase in women and cause hair loss.
The Progesterone hormone is produced during ovulation but decreases after menopause. So, to fix this lack of Progesterone, the body goes ahead to make an adrenal cortical steroid called Androstenedione. The production of this hormone leads to hair loss.
In pregnancy, hair loss usually occurs when your estrogen levels increase and then decrease suddenly.
When the estrogen levels are high, it interferes with the normal hair growth cycle and causes hair follicles to stay active even when it’s time for them to enter the Telogen [or resting] phase.
So, the hair continues to grow throughout the pregnancy and after childbirth, estrogen returns to normal [and the hair follicles rush into the resting [Telogen] phase].
This sudden change ends up causing retarded growth and excess hair loss. This can also be known as postpartum hair loss.
Thyroid hormones have a positive effect on hair growth. But in cases where they're produced in low amounts [called hypothyroidism], your hair becomes thinner, weaker, and breaks.
Plus, hypothyroidism also causes hair to fall off the eyebrows as well. And in serious thyroid condition, Telogen Effluvium develops. This is where hair keeps falling off as it entered the Telogen [resting] phase prematurely.
High Prolactin levels cause hair loss in a similar pattern as the female androgenic alopecia. This happens when it interferes with the normal ovarian production of estrogen.
The Best Ways To Handle Hormonal Imbalances and Prevent Hair Loss
The good news? Thanks to scientific research, there are now many options in restoring your hormones to their normal levels.
Hormonal Blood Testing
As we get older [especially our middle ages], our hormones will wane too and many issues – including hair loss – tend to arise.
That’s why we run a full checkup of DHT, Progesterone, Estrogen, Prolactin, and Thyroid hormones [among many others] to clarify if it’s an imbalance that’s responsible for your hair loss or something else.
The results of the checkup will help you with:
- Treating any hormonal imbalances
- Creating an effective diet plan
- Pin-pointing the cause of your hair loss
- Identifying if you’ve got high levels of the cortisol [stress] hormone
- Setting you up for your ideal weight
- Knowing the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids you’ll need to have a highly-functional nutritional and energetic metabolism
There's so much information out there -- from home remedies to medications -- on dealing with hormonal imbalances and hair loss that it gets quite overwhelming for you.
That's why we provide you with the latest, scientifically proven information and the opportunity to feed and nourish your body with only high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade supplements in the industry.
Of course, food remains the fundamental source of nourishment and healing for your body. Yet, supplements are also a fantastic way of supplying your body with the nutrients it needs to heal fast.
Our supplements help achieve each of these distinct goals:
- Healthy hair and scalp
- Hormone balance
- Youthful skin
- Weight control
- Healthy digestion
The results of your consultation make sure you've got the right combination of nutrients for long-lasting results.
We understand that change is a process and so, provide ongoing support to help you get through the challenges on your journey and stay on course.
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